Twitter usernames no longer count towards your 140-character limit in replies

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Twitter is no longer counting usernames towards your 140-character replies on the platform, freeing up more space to reply.

Twitter has recently been working towards making their character-limits for tweets less restrictive, rolling out the ability to retweet and quote tweet in June 2016 and in September 2016, the company also made it so photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quote tweets no longer count towards the character limit.

With the newest change, users that you reply to will appear above the tweet in small text, rather than within the tweet text itself. You can tap on that small text above the tweet to see and edit who is part of the group conversation.

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One of the main benefits of this update is that users will see what people are saying, rather than having to wade through the visually-confusing jumble of usernames that usually appear at the beginning of a reply tweet.

Twitter says its work to let users “express more with 140 characters” doesn’t stop there, either.

“We’ll continue to think about how we can improve conversations and make Twitter easier to use,” says the company in its blog post.

The update is rolling out now on the Twitter website as well as on Twitter for iOS and Android.

Source: Twitter