Twitter Links Don’t Count
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.
Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC
— Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016