Twitter Links Don’t Count

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Twitter No Longer Counts Photos, GIFs, Videos Toward 140-Character Limit Brands can say more with their tweets

Any photos, videos, animated GIFs and polls posted with a tweet won’t count towards the total.

According to The Verge, the service is also experimenting with allowing users to mention other users by including their Twitter names or @ handles, without having those usernames count towards the total number of characters.