Twitter Officially Begins Rolling Out Exceptions to 140-Character Limit

Sept. 19 is here, and so are the previously announced tweaks to Twitter’s 140-character limit.

Sept. 19 is here, and so are the previously announced tweaks to Twitter’s 140-character limit.

Twitter announced Monday (via tweet, naturally):

Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters.

Bloomberg first reported the possibility of the move in May.

When Twitter reported its second-quarter-2016 earnings in July, its letter to shareholders said:

We’re continuing to give people more ways to express themselves in a tweet. In May, we announced upcoming changes to simplify tweets–including what counts toward your 140 characters. For instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs and videos) will no longer “use up” valuable characters. We’re giving developers time to prepare for these changes and expect to launch in the fall. Simplifying these rules will help people express themselves more easily without compromising the brevity and speed that makes Twitter unique.

Twitter users: Have the changes been rolled out to you yet?