Make more from your 140 characters on Twitter

Limitations of Twitter

Some see it as a limitation, some see it as a benefit – but it’s undeniable that when tweeting for your business Twitter’s limit of 140 characters can present quite a challenge, particularly if you’re including images or replying to another user’s tweet. But all this is soon to change.

Changes Ahoy

Twitter has heard you and over the coming months will be introducing changes to make your life easier. So, for instance, @user in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters. Here’s what will change:

  • Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @user will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This should make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward. No more writing and rewriting your tweets in order to make your tweet comprehendible because most of your characters have been used for tagging the people you’re chatting too.
  • Photos and Videos: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet.

Sneaky Trick

If you want to grab the intention of certain users on Twitter, you could add their @user to the tweet. Did you know you can also add an image (which soon won’t count towards your character limit) and tag people in the image. These have never counted towards your character limit.

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