It has been a long-standing debate whether Twitter should increase its 140-character limits in tweets or not, certainly a good news is waiting for users who favor long Tweets. A Bloomberg report shows that the social media site is planning to remove counting photos and links in 140-character limit giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.
Since Jack Dorsey had taken over the CEO position in the company, Twitter has made major shift in the micro-blogging site. Earlier this year twitter has redesigned their home page, increased direct messaging limit and single sign-in feature for TweetDeck. In January 2016, Jack said the company is experimenting on new ways to display text on Twitter based on how people use the service.
The reported change could happen in coming next “two weeks” according to the person familiar with the matter. Earlier it was rumored Twitter is considering increasing the tweet character limit to 10000 characters but the fact is the company has implemented it for direct messaging service. Since its inception in 2006, Twitter has maintained keeping tweet character limits to 140 that include pictures and links like the mobile text message.
Currently, Twitter shortens URLs or uploaded image into a link that takes up 23 characters i.e. nearly 17% of total tweet strengths. Removing the character requirement for links and photos may encourage users to add more media to their posts. Twitter has total 320 million active monthly users worldwide and since it has become a crucial medium will give users more control to sharing daily news, events, images and more.