Longer Tweets Are Here Now!
The talk has been around for some time now about longer tweets coming. Today is the day Twitter is allowing longer tweets in the Twitter stream. Twitter is no longer counting images, usernames in replies, media attachments such as GIFS, videos, photos and polls towards the 140 character count. The Twitter character count will be the tweet itself – not the username and media along with it. The count will still be at 140 characters to stay within the SMS message count but it will allow for more of the extras we have come to love.
Longer Tweets Coming In Stages
According to sources at the Verge the longer tweets in our streams may happen in stages, not all Twitters users may see it at once. All that is known is that Twitter will kick this off today Monday, September 19, 2016. It may come in stages so it will be interesting to see how it plays out on Twitter. Twitter has done this in the past with their new updates. They tend to roll out with desktop first or mobile first. They may start with verified users first and then roll out to the Twitter masses. Most people on Twitter seem to welcome the change.
Twitter Users React To Longer Tweets Coming
this is literally more exciting than Christmas to me https://t.co/09vh09CLux
— Nick Robinson (@Babylonian) September 13, 2016
— #NEFollowers (@NEFollowers) September 8, 2016
— Shotgun PR & Comms (@ShotgunPRAgency) September 8, 2016
Finally! Twitter could allow you to write longer tweets from next week https://t.co/IMydlwHKSp
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) September 13, 2016
This will change my tweeting life! “Photos, GIFs and videos will no longer use up characters in your Tweets.” ?https://t.co/0MgRHD9tHW
— Rochelle Bisson (@rochellebalboa) September 8, 2016
— Feedbaac.com (@Feedbaac) September 19, 2016
— Wentworth PR (@wentworthcomms) September 19, 2016
Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC
— Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016
One More Twitter Update – Have You Seen The New Featured Section in Your Profile? Thanks to tip from Adrian Jock about this one.
@Lisapatb Did you notice a new tab on your profile? “Featured” – it’s right before the “Tweets” tab.
— Adrian Jock (@IMTipsNews) September 14, 2016
How will you use the longer tweets on Twitter?
I’d love to know if you have the new longer tweet now available to you!
Drop me a comment below and let me know.