Twitter to Not Count Links and Photos in Character Limit

Sarah Frier, reporting for Bloomberg, that Twitter will no longer be counting images or links in their 140-character limit:

The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.

Good, finally, still feels like a half-measure.

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