Express More Within 140 Characters With This New Twitter Update
Twitter announced an overhaul of the micro-blogging platform yesterday, letting you squeeze more words within the 140 character limit of a tweet.
After rolling out new features like ‘poll your community’, gifs, Periscope broadcasts in the tweets, Twitter has simplified tweets by removing names and images from eating into the 140 character limit.
Now, names and media attachments will not count as characters in your tweets, letting you have more meaningful conversations in an easier and straightforward way, instead of shortening words to fit into the character limit.
Twitter has also enabled the ‘Retweet’ button on your own tweets, so you can quote your own tweets and prove your point better.
The ‘@’ convention too has been removed in order to simplify the rules around tweeting with usernames. Now you no longer have to use the ‘@’ sign and can simply type in the username you want to broadcast your tweet to.
The features are rolling out over the coming months and comes as Twitter’s endeavor to make live conversations and connections simpler and more significant.