Twitter Said to Stop Counting Photos and Links Towards 140-Character Limit

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The 140-character limit on Twitter has been a main talking point for quite some time, but it turns out the social network-turned-news app is about to make some changes.

According to a report from Bloomberg, Twitter is planning on dropping photos and links shared through the network against the 140-character limit. Links, for those keeping track, take up 23 characters right now, so that’s certainly a boost for Twitter users wanting to share even more of their own thoughts on a particular subject.

The publication says the rollout for this feature could see the light of day “in the next two weeks,” but Twitter hasn’t officially confirmed anything just yet.

“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.”

Twitter’s 140-character limit was rumored to be jumping up to 10,000 characters in January of this year, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. However, the news app did remove the 140-character limit from Direct Messages.

How often do you use Twitter? What do you think of this rumored change?

[via Bloomberg]