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Twitter allows more flexible character limit on tweets

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, September 20, 2016  /  03:14 pm
Twitter allows more flexible character limit on tweets

'Go Live' button allows Twitter users to access Periscope. (

Twitter has begun to allow users to include add-ons, like photos and videos, without having to reduce their tweet limit of 140 characters.

"Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters," the company tweeted on Monday.

(Read also: Twitter to let all users filter tweets for higher 'quality')

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly told The Verge earlier this year that the change made was the company's most notable ever around conversation in recent times. 

Despite increasing its efforts in advertising, AFP reported that the company had yet to post a profit. According to its last quarterly update, however, the social network recorded up to 313 million monthly active users, or up to three percent from last year. (kes)