Could this be it? Could the actually count be over?!
According to a Bloomberg report, Twitter may very well be on its way to removing photos and links to its character count limit, giving users more freedom with their tweets.
.@Twitter: We’re removing links and photos from the character count.#CommunityManagers around the world: pic.twitter.com/2lWGQzLMRC
— Berrak Sarikaya (@BerrakBiz) May 16, 2016
According to the source ho asked to remain anonymouse because the announcement isn’t yet public, it’s quite possible that the change may happen in the next two weeks. Links currently take up to 23 characters, so this could mean a bit more wiggle room for the witty. However, we’ve all got to keep it hush-hush in the meantime.
Naturally Twitter all over the world did not take this sitting down. Oh no. They jumped up, got their minds blown, and rolled all over the place.
when twitter announces they’ll stop counting links and photos against the 140 character limit pic.twitter.com/RVP0u0RnMB
— sean. (@SeanMcElwee) May 16, 2016
They sang Twitter’s praises.
So, Twitter says that photos and links don’t count towards 140… pic.twitter.com/cM6vbDWsT0
— Josh Kohnert (@JoshKohnert) May 16, 2016
They felt the spirit of tweet count freedom move in them.
Twitter may cut photos and links from 140-character limit, report says https://t.co/aWlnpQ1Ntl via @mashable pic.twitter.com/zwHV7F36gq
— Lauren DiZazzo (@laurendizazzo) May 16, 2016
Time to get sassy.
Twitter will no longer count links and photos in its 140-character limit.Time for Freep Sports to up the sass. pic.twitter.com/kubS65ZLOJ
— Detroit CP (@DetroitCP) May 16, 2016
And when we say “all over the world”, we do mean all over the world. Check out this tweet from Istanbul:
Bir dram sona eriyor! #Twitter, linkleri ve fotoğrafları 140 karakter limitinden saymamayı planlıyor. pic.twitter.com/z3RGmIub3d
— ÇAPAMAG (@CAPAMAG) May 16, 2016
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And this one which, we can only guess, comes from the Middle Eastern area:
بشرى سارة للتويتريين ، سنكتب 140 حرفاً ، ولن تُحسب الصور من ضمنها ..#Twitter pic.twitter.com/3NnRoVwUze
— alzain (@alzain_aaa) May 16, 2016
So far, Twitter has declined to comment, but that’s cool. we’ll be more than glad to wait this one out.