Twitter reportedly set to extend character limits on Sept. 19th

Gifs, pictures, video and polls will no longer count against the 140-character limit.

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You'll soon be able to pack more content into each of your tweets, according to a report from The Verge. The new changes, which should activate on September 19th, will no longer count media attachments such as gifs, pictures, video and polls against the message's 140-character limit. What's more, user names at the start of the message will supposedly not count against the limit either, though it will be interesting to see just how long of a canoe you'll be able to construct if that is indeed the case. The Verge report does not specify whether all of these features will be implemented at the same time or gradually rolled out beginning next Monday.

Of course, this isn't the first time that we've heard these sorts of rumors. Last September, news broke that the 140-character limit would soon be nixed in a new product offering (it wasn't). And in May of this year, Twitter itself announced that it would soon ease the character-limit rules, though it did not set a specific date for implementing the change. We reached out to Twitter for confirmation but the company declined to comment so we'll just have to wait until Monday to find out if the rumors are true.
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