Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet

Published 9:57 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NEW YORK — Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or less.

The social media service said Tuesday that in coming months, photos, videos and other media won’t count toward Twitter’s 140-character limit.

That means more wordy tweets are on the way.

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The change, announced Tuesday, is yet another attempt by the San Francisco company to make its messaging service easier to use, and to attract new users.

Twitter did not, as many had speculated in recent months, abolish its character limit.

A person’s Twitter handle, which starts with the “@” symbol, also will not count against character limits. And people will be able to retweet and quote their own tweets.