Twitter’s new update will help you stretch your communication a bit more. In an update launched Thursday, Twitter stops counting @username against the 140 character limit in replies. That means, now using @username in the beginning of the reply won’t reduce the maximum character limit that Twitter allows in replies to the users or other groups.
While announcing the update, Twitter product manager India Sasank Reddy said that when a user replies to other user or groups, twitter will not count their @username against the 140-character limit.
The update has been rolled out for Twitter Android, iOS and Web. To recall, Twitter announced a similar feature back in September where the microblogging website stopped counting photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quote tweets toward its 140-character limit.
The update will also cut short the nuisance of seeing so many Twitter @usernames at the start of a tweet.
In an official blog post, Reddy explained the update:
- With this change, we’ve simplified conversations in a few ways:
- Who you are replying to will appear above the tweet text rather than within the tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have conversations.
- You can tap on “Replying to …” to easily see and control who’s part of your conversation.
- When reading a conversation, you’ll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a tweet.
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