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Twitter Is Changing 140-Character Tweet Length Rules

Images and links will no longer count towards the 140-character limit. Users are rejoicing.

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Twitter has announced that it is overhauling its' 140-character limit rules.

CEO Jack Dorsey announced the change on Twitter on May 24, linking to Twitter's official blog.

A few simple changes to make conversations on Twitter easier! And no more removing characters for images or videos! https://t.co/7XjGN8k0p6

Replies, images, videos, GIFs and links will no longer eat into the 140-character limit, and users are pretty happy about it.

So, @Twitter will stop counting pics and links in the 140-character limit?

When you read that Twitter will stop counting photos & links in the 140-character limit. https://t.co/n2XEIBEQ0S

when twitter announces they'll stop counting links and photos against the 140 character limit

YAS! Give me more chars! Twitter will stop counting photos & links in 140-character limit https://t.co/9i51ye9hQ5

Links, replies & images will no longer count towards tweets! No more ditching vowels for me! 10/10 change @twitter!

Users will also be able to retweet themselves under the new rules. This change has been met with mixed opinions.

Soon you will be able to retweet yourself. I warn anyone who does this that I will judge them so much. https://t.co/h6DUsm5VWM

With the new Twitter update you can retweet yourself. I'm so about it hell yeah

YOU CAN RETWEET YOURSELF TWITTER'S NEW UPDATE WILL LET YOU RETWEET YOURSELF NARCISSUS HIMSELF WOULD CALL THIS SITE CRAZY BEAUTY

>Soon you'll be able to retweet yourself on Twitter As if people weren't egotistical enough I guess.

The changes are expected to roll out over the next few months. See the official announcement here.

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