Report: Twitter plans to stop calculating the links and images in the number of characters Tweet

May

17

2016

Twitter Inc. plans to stop calculating links Internet sites, images and links, as part of the maximum allowed within a single Tweet’s 140 and distorted, according to the Wall Street Journal quoted sources familiar with.

According to the source, who asked not to be named, the company plans to announce the new resolution within two weeks, which would not count 23 distorted obsessed by short links usually the limit of 140 typeface.

Previous leaks have pointed to a study of Twitter to the possibility of increasing the number of characters permitted to ten thousand per Tweet, to encourage users to publish more content, and after that I noticed a new trend among many converts text to images and share them on Twitter as a way to circumvent the limit of 140 distorted.

It seems that the company is still hesitant in the decision to increase the number of characters permitted in a Tweet, because this point is what gave the micro-blogging service Microblogging fame and distinguish them from other social networks. The company hopes by the next update is expected to give users more flexibility in expressing what they want the largest number of letters so that the links do not lead to the user being forced to shorten phrases.

The limit of 140 characters came when Twitter began as a service to send updates via SMS phone messages in 2006, and kept the company on this point after the launch of its applications for smart phones.

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