San Francisco, March 31: Twitter has finally decided to ease its iconic 140-character limit. The new modification will allow its users to tweet longer replies as the micro blogging giant on Thursday announced that it will not count usernames towards 140-character limit.
In a blog, Sasank Reddy, Product Manager at Twitter, said,”Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters,”.
The aim of the twitter is to “let you express more with 140 characters,” Reddy said in a blog post.
“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,” Reddy posted.
“When reading a conversation, you’ll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet,” the post further read.
Leslie Berland, Twitter’s newly appointed CMO, says,”We expect people to tweet more, to have more vibrant conversations.We expect people who are new to Twitter to be welcomed to a much more intuitive experience that makes sense for them and is easier for them to understand.”
The update will roll out to users in the coming months. So you need to wait for the official announcement before you start tweeting longer messages.