According to Bloomberg, Twitter may soon, "stop counting photos and links in their 140-character limit for tweets."
This may be coming down the pipeline in another fourteen days, said a Bloomberg source who requested not to be identified because the determination was not yet public.
Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey stated that Twitter was looking for new methods to show text. Twitter is a destination for discussion and live events. Removing the character demand for pictures and links may prompt users to add more media to their tweets
This is certainly a bigger, long-term strategy, in order for Twitter to give more flexibility to its users, and compete with other social media outlets.
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