Tweeting is a great way to quickly communicate with people, but a growing conversation can be quickly stunted due to the usernames being included in your character count. Thank goodness for yesterday's announcement.
You've now got room for a few more words, so what will you do with them?
- Not worry about using less than perfect language?
- put some more context to the conversation?
- say what you really mean?
The real strengths of social media is being able to share knowledge, to help people and to build relationships. Although this Twitter update may only add a few more characters, it will definitely help.
Have a great weekend.
Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Since then, we’ve introduced twoupdates, and today we’re rolling out another. Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters. With this change, we’ve simplified conversations in a few ways: 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.