Most avid Twitter users are conscious of the one hundred forty characters restriction applied to every tweet. Whereas it might annoy some folks, Twitter believes, it retains the conversation to the purpose, concise and permits users to be artistic with their message. When the restriction was first imposed, Twitter modeled it to suit on a single text message in your mobile — thus the one hundred forty characters limit.

Instances have changed although, with SMS changing into a thing of the past, Twitter has been getting a number of heat on its rigidity relating to characters limit on tweets. Twitter even thought of increasing the characters limit to 10,000 characters at one point this 12 months. Nevertheless, again in May, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took a step again and announced changes to the way 140 characters will be counted. Now in keeping with The Verge, Twitter goes to implement these modifications from September 19th.

A quick of overview of those modifications coming to Twitter are:


When replying to a Tweet, @names will not depend towards the one hundred forty-character count. It will assist users match extra content whereas replying to a tweet which addresses a number of usernames.

Media attachments

While you add attachments like pictures, GIFs, movies, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will now not count as characters inside your Tweet.

Retweet and Quote Tweet your self

You’ll now be capable of Retweet your personal Tweets, so you possibly can simply draw attraction to a reply or an older tweet which has instantly turn into related again.

Goodbye, .@

These modifications will assist simplify the principles around Tweets that begin with a username. New Tweets that start with a username will attain all of your followers. (Which means you’ll not have to make use of the ”.@” convention, which individuals at present use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you’d like a reply to be seen by all of your followers, it is possible for you to to Retweet it to signal that you just intend for it to be seen extra broadly.

Starting from September 19th, it is possible for you to to see these changes mirrored on your own Twitter profiles.