Twitter Inc. is making a major shift in how it counts characters
in Tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.
The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links
as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a
person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the
next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because
the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23
characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The
company declined to comment.
It’s 2016 and this is big news.