NO MORE LIM­ITS FOR TWIT­TER

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Twit­ter an­nounced that it was eas­ing its 140-char­ac­ter limit on tweets, im­ple­ment­ing a pol­icy an­nounced in May to no longer factor cer­tain add-ons in­clud­ing pic­tures into a mes­sage's length.

The new pol­icy ex­empts me­dia at­tach­ments such as pho­tos, videos and polls from the char­ac­ter limit, as well as tweets that are quoted in a retweet. Amid re­ports that Twit­ter may be seek­ing ways to cut costs or even sell it­self, the San Fran­cisco-based ser­vice has been adding new fea­tures in­clud­ing live video. The lat­est move eases but does not en­tirely elim­i­nate the 140-char­ac­ter limit, which was set due to mo­bile phone text mes­sag­ing con­straints in place when Twit­ter launched in 2006.

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