Twitter to ease users’ character quandary—and boost staff diversity

The platform might soon exclude images and links from a tweet’s 140-character limit. The move—along with making its team more diverse—is meant to increase its appeal.

On Twitter, every character counts—and the company might give users even more.

On Monday, Bloomberg reported that the platform will stop counting links and photos in tweets’ 140-character limit. Though the company declined to comment, the change could happen this month.

Currently, links (which Twitter automatically shortens), pictures and GIFs (which Twitter recently made searchable) take up to 24 characters.

Though it might not seem like much, the extra two dozen characters can go a long way toward helping users tell their stories—especially in a tweet that includes multimedia elements.

TechCrunch reported:

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