Reports Claim Twitter Will Stop Counting Images and Links in Its 140-Character Tweet Limit

By Darren Orf on at

Looking for anything to make its social network enticing to new users, Twitter is tweaking its character limit by no longer counting images and links toward the historical 140-character barrier, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

This past March, CEO Jack Dorsey said the limit would be staying in place after reports surfaced that the company was considering increasing the limit to 10,000 characters. With this small change, supposedly coming in the next two weeks, Dorsey probably hopes that people will now share more videos and images via Twitter, helping the social network be more than just a media industry tool and digital dumping ground for celebrities’ various existential crises.

Twitter declined to comment on the rumour.