Twitter to implement new format, allows longer tweets
Starting September 19, Twitter is implementing a new format that would allow users to fit longer tweets by changing the way its algorithm counts the allotted 140 characters.
The Verge reports that the company will no longer eat up the space allotted when attaching content like photos, videos, etc. so that their users can have all the 140 characters all to themselves.
In addition, usernames at the beginning of replies will no longer eat up the character limit as well.
It’s still unclear if these will all arrive either in one big update or one by one, but the initial changes will begin Monday, September 19, 2016. This comes as good news for everyone who have experienced being left with little characters for use due to attachment and username mentions.