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Twitter (TWTR) Users May Soon Get More Room To Tweet; Links Won’t Count Toward Character Limit, Report Says

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ibtimes articleThe following is an excerpt from CHRISTOPHER ZARA | May 16, 2016 | ibtimes.com |

Verbose Twitter users rejoice.

In what could be one of the biggest changes to its format ever, Twitter Inc. is reportedly planning to stop counting photo and link URLs toward the 140-character limit for tweets. The change could come as soon as within the next two weeks, according to a report Monday in Bloomberg, which cited an anonymous source familiar with the plan.

Currently, links to external sources and photos in tweets can take up to 23 characters, leaving less room for users to pontificate about Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” or offer a hot take on the latest Donald Trump dustup. Twitter’s trademark 140-character limit was initially a byproduct of its early days as an SMS service, but there’s no technical reason it needs to stay that way in the smartphone era.

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