It's About Time Twitter Updated Its Character Limit
Nearly a decade old, Twitter will be updating its 140-character limit so pictures and links don't count against users.By Leah Becerra | May 17, 2016
Twitter's come a long way in nearly 10 years, but its 140-character limit hasn't. Now it's about to get a much-needed update.
Bloomberg reported the site would no longer count images and links against a tweet's character limit, meaning users could write longer posts without actually getting any more characters to work with.
Upping the limit outright clearly wasn't an option based on the backlash after Twitter explored the idea of a 1,000-character limit.