Twitter is all set to stop counting images and links in the 140 characters limit in a tweet.
Twitter Inc. has been making some real progress in recent times in order to hold on to its existing customers. Recently, the company faced great troubles in increasing its user base when compared to its market rival and leader Facebook Inc. and gradually started to lose its charm in the market. A couple of years ago, the social media giant became the most preferred and used platform in the industry but it could not keep up with its good lead and soon started to decline. But still, many social media addicts choose Twitter over Facebook any day.
Irrespective of how small the fan base of Twitter is when compared to Facebook, it is the liveliest social media platform out there. The company is doing everything it can in order to satisfy the existing customers along with attracting new customers. It came up with several changes on its interface along with rolling out new features of which elimination of character limit from the DMs (Direct Messages) was one of them.
Whenever a user plans to tweet in which a link or an image has to be attached, the predefined 140 character limit is reduced to a significant amount. This sometimes annoys the users as why does an image or a link has to be counted in the character limit. For that matter, Twitter is reportedly working on to stop counting photos and links in its 140 character limit. This indeed is a major shift in how it will begin counting characters in tweets. Hence this feature will give users more freedom to write or express something about a particular image or link in the coming times.
According to the people familiar to the matter, it is believed that the change is imminent and it could be implemented in the coming two weeks. The person asked to remain unidentified as the decision is not yet made public.
This is somewhat the same version of what the CEO Jack Dorsey said at the beginning of this year to increase the character limit to 10,000 from 140. “We’ve spent a lot of time observing what people are doing on Twitter, and we see them taking screenshots of text and tweeting it. Instead, what if that text… was actually text? Text that could be searched. Text that could be highlighted. That’s more utility and power,” he said.
It is believed that the CEO wants to company to think hard on its rules that were set previously. However, these rules define what Twitter actually is.