We have some good news for our Twitter users.
Since its lunch over a decade ago, Twitter has evolved immensely. From a simple 140 character text message to a canvas where one is able to share photos, videos, hashtags and much more with your community of followers.
Twitter recently added the ability to poll your community, react quickly and cleverly with GIFs, share and enjoy Periscope broadcasts and with the announcement that they plan to make changes to simplify Tweets, users will soon be able to communicate even more in a single Tweet.
Have a look at what we can expect:
- Your username won’t count towards the characters. This means whether you reply to one or multiple people, you don’t have to worry about running out of characters.
- Media Attachments like GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets will no longer count as characters within your Tweet.
- Twitter will be enabling a retweet button so you can effortlessly retweet anything you want/
- You no longer need to use a period before @ you can tag someone and also have the tweet seen by your followers. You’ll be able to start a tweet with someone’s username and as long as it’s not a reply, it will be visible to your followers.
In addition to these changes, Twitter plans to help you express yourself even faster and easier.‘’We’re exploring ways to make existing uses easier and enable new ones, all without compromising the unique brevity and speed that make Twitter the best place for live commentary, connections, and conversations.’’ – Twitter
Keep an eye open for these updates over the next few months.