Twitter To Exclude Links From 140 Character Limit

Social media company, Twitter is reportedly looking into cutting out links as well as photos from their already famous 140 character limit.

Users could see web links as well as photos excluded from Twitter’s customary 140 word count, giving a bit more room when composing Tweets.

Twitter has faced increased pressure in the past two years as revenue dipped in its last financial quarter amidst an inability to grow the number of active users.

Twitter may cut out links from character limit
Twitter may cut out links from character limit

The social network is seemingly stuck at the 300 million user mark, way behind rivals Instagram who boast 400 million users as well as Facebook with well over a billion users. The company has not officially announced the decision but sources say that the announcement will come any day now.

It is the latest in the series of moves to ensure that Twitter becomes easier to use after the company adopted an algorithm which moves its timeline from its usual chronological order. Criticism from users forced the company to make the algorithm optional.

Twitter introduced optional algorithm in March
Twitter introduced optional algorithm in March


In January, there were also reporters that the 140 character limit was to be replaced with a 10,000 character limit, a move which was also shelved after it proved unpopular.

Users have insisted that the company preserve its popular 140 character limit and if the report from Bloomberg is anything to go by, then the company is prepared to compromise.


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