Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies
Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies
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02 April, 2017

The current update confirms that usernames won't be counted towards the character count and tweets won't start with usernames too, which will appear above the tweet. "Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won't count toward your tweet's 140 characters", Sasank Reddy's online post read. This will be especially helpful with group conversations, where replying to more than one user at a time can be hard with the character constraints.

The @usernames will be displayed above the message and users can still decide on whom they want to be the part of conversations. In threads involving more than one person, you'll see a username followed by "and 1 other", "and 2 others", and so on.

Twitter says it has taken into consideration users' feedback and also done some research and experimentation before implementing these changes.

The new update will be rolling out now on twitter.com as well as on Twitter for iOS and Android. "Also, with all 140 characters for your replies, you have more room to participate in group conversations". You can uncheck the boxes to remove people from the conversation. In other words, the @usernames will no longer eat into your 140-character limit.

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It's well-established that Twitter power-users hate change. Some also called on the social media network to introduce the long-requested edit feature instead. Now, this not only makes it easier to see who is being replied to but makes it a lot safer to have multi-user conversation.

This past September, Twitter made another change to the way it counts 140 characters in tweets.

Next time you get into a Twitter argument, you'll have more space for insults. September of previous year, it made an exception for media attachments (images, GIFs, videos, polls, and more) and quoted tweets. To begin with, the "Replying to" field is very small and can be easily ignored.

Twitter's latest move to relax the 140-character limit in a tweet somehow reminds us of the annoying Facebook posts, which are tagged to people who have no connection or relevance at all.


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