Even when using link shortening sites like Bitly, the already limited character count on tweets is further restrained by any links or photo attachments. But Twitter will now be doing away with those limitations.
According to Bloomberg, Twitter will no longer include links and photos in the 140-character limit for tweets. The change, which is predicted to happen in the next couple of weeks, means longer messages for users. Currently, URLs take up to 23 characters in a tweet.
The change could be coming due to the company's push for increased multimedia posting. For a short time earlier this year, Twitter considered raising the character cap to 10,000, but quickly tanked the proposal. The current changes would keep the concise nature of the site while freeing up users to add lengthier posts with multimedia content.
Here's to longer tweets!