Twitter is about to make a big change to the way that tweets work, The Verge can independently confirm. Beginning September 19th, the company will cut down on exactly which types of content count toward the platform’s 140-character limit. Media attachments (images, GIFs, videos, polls, etc.) and quoted tweets will no longer reduce the count. The extra room for text will give users more flexibility in composing their messages.
Another new adjustment to the character limit is that usernames will no longer count when they’re at the beginning of replies, giving users additional room for discussion.
So pump for this roll out I love Twitter. Even though it’s fun to play with words to fit what you want to say in 140 characters. Counting media attachments should not count in the 140 limit.