Twitter users will be able to squeeze more words into their tweets thanks to changes the social network plans to launch on September 19, says the Verge.
The changes will let users include more words by exempting certain features from its 140-charcter limit. The modifications will exempt certain features from counting toward its 140-character limit, including media attachments such as photos, GIFs, videos and polls. To a lesser degree, the @names in tweet replies will also not be counted toward the limit.
The changes were first announced in May, but Twitter didn’t say at the time when exactly it will take effects.
According to Cnet, “Twitter’s miserly character count has been a bone of contention for users. There were rumors earlier this year that Twitter was considering allowing tweets up to 10,000 in characters. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ended that speculation in March by telling NBC’s “Today” show that the 140-character limit is staying.”