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Twitter will no longer add photos, GIFs etc to 140-character limit

Wish to say more on twitter? Well Twitter just answered your wish. Your 140 characters will now just be words. Twitter has decided not to count media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) in its 140-character limit. The word count will will also not include usernames at the beginning of replies. This new feature which was confirmed on May, will be rolled out on September 19, according the website.

Announcing this feature Twitter said on its offical handle,“Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters.”