Twitter will no longer count links and images towards the character limit

Photos & Links No Longer Count towards Twitter character limit

The Social Media angels are singing Twitter’s praises. Rumor is Twitter plans to give you a lot more wiggle room in its 140 character count limit. What’s the announcement?

Photos and links will no longer count towards the 140 character limit. The change has not taken effect, but is slated to take place in a week or two.

As of right now, a link counts towards up to 23 characters, leaving you with 117 characters to work with. This is all sorts of awesome, this means your tweets will really be 140 characters.

Photos & Links No Longer Count towards Twitter character limit

How does this affect Socialdraft Users?


We expect it will make your life easier, especially if you upload your content via CSV. Currently, an image counts for 24 characters, and a link for 23. This change probably means that you’ll get to enjoy all 14o characters on your content and not have to worry about the character count as much.

What else can you be excited about? Twitter video, they’ve been working on some interesting partnerships to push video on site.

How to Manage Your Twitter Accounts

Socialdraft is an all-in-one Social Media Dashboard that helps you manage Twitter. It is the most robust and simple tool for agencies and teams to effectively handle social media. With Socialdraft you can:

Schedule posts to Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Business Pages (and one LinkedIn account) and Pinterest Boards
Schedule posts individually, as recurring posts, or bulk upload them as CSV
Easily re-schedule with a drag & drop action
Schedule GIFs to Facebook and Twitter
Download content calendars as PDF
Find content on Instagram and easily schedule reposts not just to Instagram but to all other social networks
Engage on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin
Download Facebook and Twitter reports
and tons more…

If you are curious about Socialdraft, take it for a risk-free trial. You’ll get to try out all the features and decide if Socialdraft is right for you.