Back in May, reports surfaced of popular social media site Twitter’s plan to change up which pieces of content count towards their well-known 140-character limit.
Well, according to The Verge, starting on September 19th, media attachments including pictures, gifs, videos, polls, etc., as well as their newer feature Quoted Tweets, will no longer count towards the 140-character limit.
While Twitter declined to comment when The Verge reached out, two sources close with the company revealed these features and rollout date to the publication, noting that things could change before then.
Back in May, when the reports first surfaced, The Verge spoke with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about the new changes. “This is the most notable change we’ve made in recent times around conversation in particular, and around giving people the full expressiveness of the 140 characters,” he said. “I’m excited to see even more dialog because of this.”
We are too, Jack. We are too.
What do you think of the new changes? Do you think the date of September 19th will hold? Stay tuned to find out.