Twitter announced today that it will begin to distance itself from the 140 character post limitation. They are hoping to add more users and pull more people in.
140 characters is not a lot if you think about it. Twitter use to count @ name replies and media attachments, but says it no longer will.
With this graphic released, we get a peek at the new structure. The attachments and mentions will not be added.
A change to @replies has also been unleashed. Check out the graphic:
As a tweet no longer includes the leading @mentions, instead they are displayed as they are above. No more dropping people’s usernames!
It seems like a well and thought out update. Let us see what the future holds for Twitter.
This may be the thing they need to pull more people in.