Twitter Handles No Longer Count Toward 140-Character Limit

02 April, 2017, 01:20 | Author: Jacqueline Ellis
  • Twitter Handles No Longer Count Toward 140-Character Limit

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. Although the new change looks like pretty neat as it removes the twitter handles from replies and hence gives users more characters (full 140 characters) with which to reply, the changes are actually bad.

Users will be able to tap on "Replying to..." in order to "see and control who's part of your conversation".

Since Twitter saw some of its users struggle with its character limit, which is why it is most popular for, the social media platform made a decision to bring a change, another change and before you know it there's another one.

Twitter, which has been struggling to attract new users, has been trying to appeal to both proponents and opponents by sticking to the current limit while allowing more freedom to express thoughts, or rants, through images and other media. The company will now let users express in more than 140 characters. You can uncheck the boxes to remove people from the conversation.

CEO Jack Dorsey has historically praised the 140-character limit, calling it a "beautiful constraint" that encourages "creativity, brevity, and speed".

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Change is the only constant in life, but we're not sure if the changes Twitter is bringing to the platform are heading in the right direction.

Twitter users now have more space in tweets to participate in conversations thanks to a change to the character limit. Usernames in original, non-reply tweets still count toward the character limit. The company will continue to find new ways to improve conversations and make Twitter easier to use.

Twitter users had been demanding this change for a really long time, and it has finally come around now, making a lot of users happy. If you're replying to more than one person, it just states "and 1 more". According to the post, Twitter is constantly looking for ways to make the site more user-friendly and helpful, and this is definitely a small but efficient way of doing that.

This past September, Twitter made another change to the way it counts 140 characters in tweets. It also means a change of interface for Twitter users, information about to whom you are replying now will appear above a tweet, rather than within it, something that should make understanding the flow of conversation easier in multi-party Twitter conversations.


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