Its Official! Twitter would no longer Count Your Usernames,GIF and Media Against Character Limit.

Posted on Sep 20 2016 - 10:30am by Saviour Adugba
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Twitter 140 characters rules change

Twitter 140 characters

Remember when we reported that Twitter might be changing its rules about its character counter? well, it turns out that it is actually true as Twitter has started rolling out its new feature that makes sure that GIF, Usernames and media does not count as your tweet characters anymore.

So if you tweet a link to an article with a media attached (GIF, static image or video), Twitter won’t count the link or the media for the 140 character limit. Also, you reply to a persons tweet, their username would no long count as part of the 140 characters.

Twitter has also clarified that quote tweets and pollls will no longer count as part of the 140 characters. This new features are much needed and long overdue as the 140 character limit has been a debacle for a lot of the community’s users.

The upgrade is been roled out in phases, so if you dont have it yet, do not fret.


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Adugba Saviour is a writer for Gadgets Review Nigeria. He is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin in Edo state, Nigeria. His hobbies are making music and listening to music. He hopes to win either the Oscars or the grammy someday..or both,

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Araoye gbadebo September 20, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

    This is simply nice, now, we can think more and write more on Twitter! Hope to see this change on the next update on Google play store

  2. Juliet Aloaye September 20, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply


  3. KingAbsolute September 20, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Perfect update, kudos to Twitter

  4. Amos Mercy September 20, 2016 at 11:42 am - Reply

    This new feature is awesome. I love it!

  5. Janefrances kemweseni September 20, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Great news

  6. Bright Meek Phronesis Odei September 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    It’s Official! Twitter would no longer count your usernames, GIF and media against character limit.

    This new feature is better. Nice one Twitter. I can’t wait to have it.
    Thanks #gadgetsreview for the update.

  7. Shola Araoye September 20, 2016 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    I so much love this update and the improvement from Twitter company.

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