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Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit

  • Company said to make the change in next couple of weeks
  • CEO Jack Dorsey wants to make it easier to use the service
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Twitter to End Counting Pics, Links in Character Limit

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Twitter Inc. is making a major shift in how it counts characters in Tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.

The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.