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new york » Twit­ter has found more cre­ative ways to ease its 140char­ac­ter limit with­out of­fi­cially rais­ing it.

Now, the com­pany says that when you re­ply to some­one— or to a group— user­names will no longer count to­ward those 140 char­ac­ters. This will be es­pe­cially help­ful with group con­ver­sa­tions, where re­ply­ing to two, three or more users at a time could be es­pe­cially dif­fi­cult with the char­ac­ter con­straints.

When users re­ply, the names of the peo­ple they are re­ply­ing to will be on top of the text of the ac­tual tweet, rather than a part of it.

Last year, Twit­ter said it would stop count­ing pho­tos, videos, quote tweets, polls and GIF an­i­ma­tions to­ward the char­ac­ter limit. Twit­ter also said it would stop count­ing user­names, but the change did not go into ef­fect un­til now.

Twit­ter, which has been strug­gling to at­tract new users, has been try­ing to ap­peal to pro­po­nents and op­po­nents by stick­ing to the cur­rent limit while al­low­ing more free­dom to ex­press thoughts, or rants, through im­ages and other me­dia. The As­so­ci­ated Press B B B

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