Twitter Will No Longer Count Usernames Towards 140-Character Limit

Twitter today announced that usernames such as @MacRumors will no longer count towards the 140-character limit for tweets.


Now, the usernames of anyone who a user is replying to will appear above the tweet rather than within the tweet itself, so that users have more characters to have conversations. Twitter said users will be able to tap on "Replying to…" to see and change which users are part of the conversation.

Twitter already stopped counting photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets towards the 140-character limit for tweets last September, and it removed the 140-character limit from Direct Messages in August 2015.

Twitter said this update is rolling out now on the web as well as in the Twitter app for iOS [Direct Link] and Android.

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37 months ago
Can't wait to be a part of 100-user spam Tweets...
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37 months ago
This article's title and first paragraph are misleading. The change only applies to replies, not to all username mentions in tweets. The Twitter article that is linked to clearly calls out replies in the article title.
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37 months ago
About eight freaking years late but thanks Twitter
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37 months ago
Links shouldn't count, either.

The character limit should be 250 instead. I'm tired of writing like a child about serious issues because I can't fit in proper English owing to Twitter's character limit.
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37 months ago
Just get rid of the silly limit already. If a tweet's too long people will just ignore it anyway.
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37 months ago
Trump will love this!
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37 months ago

... usernames such as [USER=3]@MacRumors[/USER] will no longer count towards the 140-character limit for tweets.

Shameless! :D

Can't wait to be a part of 100-user spam Tweets...


First thing I thought of too.

I'm glad some people have minds geared toward trolling. I didn't even think of that.

I'm tired of writing like a child about serious issues because I can't fit in proper English owing to Twitter's character limit.

Lrn 2 b moar efficient, scrub. [sarcasm]
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