Twitter is planning to make changes to how it counts characters, which will lead to users being able to compose longer tweets, Bloomberg has reported.Bloomberg has reported that, according to a person familiar with the matter, Twitter is set to stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages.
The person told Bloomberg that the change could occur within the next couple of weeks.
Twitter currently alters a URL of any length to 23 characters, which sees the space available for users within which to compose any accompanying tweet reduced.
Twitter last year removed the 140-character limit on Direct Messages, allowing users to expand on private conversations, installing a Direct Message limit of 10,000 characters.
Twitter has not made any announcement with regard to the changes.