Twitter is giving its users more characters–well, allowing them to use more characters.
“Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters” noted a Twitter blog post.
So, here’s what you need to know:
- “Who you are replying to will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have conversations.
- You can tap on “Replying to…” to easily see and control who’s part of your conversation.
- When reading a conversation, you’ll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet.”
The update has been rolling out twitter.com and Twitter for iOS and Android..make sure you update your app to check it out.