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PSA: URLs in tweets now eat a couple more characters


The dreaded day is upon us, as Twitter has followed through with its plan to increase the maximum length of wrapped links. So, from now on, you've got a few less characters to play with if you want to share an URL with the world: links of the http kind now take up 22 characters instead of 20, and https links hog 23 characters instead of 21. Forget the " wrapped" part -- the reduction comes into force when any URL is included in a tweet, and you can't trick it with shortened links from sites like, so u'll jus need 2b a lil more concise. Even Neo can't mess with the laws of the Twitter.

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