Twitter removes @user from 140 character limit

Now your tweets are about to get a little more special with Twitter’s latest little update. with the couple of other related changes, the social media giant announced on its blog that @usernames will no longer count towards your 140 character limit.

That simple change can potentially free up a ton of space for your tweets, especially if several @usernames are piled up at the beginning of a reply. As part of this move, Twitter is also making conversations easier to following by cleaning up readability in a few different ways. From Twitter:

According to twitter it says

  • Who you are replying to will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have conversations.
  • You can tap on ”Replying to”  to easily see and control who’s part of your conversation.
  • When reading a conversation, you’ll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet.

It’s now easier to follow a conversation, so you can focus on what a discussion is about, and who is having it. Also, with all 140 characters for your replies, you have more room to participate in group conversations.


The updates we’re making today are based on feedback from all of you as well as research and experimentation. In our tests of this new experience, we found that people engage more with conversations on Twitter.

Our work isn’t finished we’ll continue to think about how we can improve conversations and make Twitter easier to use. You can find more details about how replies work in our help center. This update is rolling out now on as well as on Twitter for iOS and Android. Make sure to update your app to check it out.

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