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Twitter Character Limit Changes

By Adam  |  22 Sep 2016 12:00:00

Thanks, Twitter. I always wanted you to do this

If you speak to social media marketers about Twitter, there's one thing I bet most of them will all agree is really annoying and that is the fact that media attachments take up part of Twitter's character limit. Twitter's big unique selling point is that their 140 character limit will stop people from writing overly long and boring posts: but how does it make sense for them to include media attachments in that? Media breaks up text and, if anything, this dissuades people from posting anything other than text!


Well, the good news is that this is something which people won't be complaining about any more! After a recent update, Twitter now does not include media attachments when giving you your character limit. If you had been avoiding using attachments because of this, you should really start adding them now as you don't have excuse to do otherwise! Overall, this update could mean that the social media marketing strategies of a lot of people might become more effective: when you use a media attachment, there's a much larger chance that somebody will notice your tweets as they scroll through their Twitter feed. The average tweet only has a short life span of about ten minutes and in that time it faces competitions from loads of other tweets – media attachments will help it stand out from the crowd.


So I hope that this piece of news will be warmly received; personally, I can only see it as a good thing! If you sign up to Sellr, you can manage your Twitter account and your Facebook from one place. This makes life a little easier for anybody who's planning to launch an eCommerce website and if that sounds like the position you're in right now, then sign up to Sellr today and get started for no cost at all!


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