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Twitter may allow twice as many character tweets

If you are anything like most of us, you love to Tweet! Twitter has announced that once again they’ll be relaxing the 140 character count for some select users, up to a possible 280. Some are outraged, while others enjoy the additional space to express themselves. Twitter says the move is meant to address, “languages impacted by cramming,” including English …

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There is a new most liked Tweet ever and it is sweet and simple

Twitter announced that there is now a new most-liked tweet of all time and that achievement goes to former President Barack obama when he tweeted, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017. With 4.1 million likes and climbing, the …

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Twitter announces it will stop counting ‘media’ and ‘@names’ within 140 character limit

In perhaps the biggest change to its service since its inception, Twitter on Tuesday announced a bunch of changes meant to distance itself from the controversial 140-character-per-tweet rule. As previously rumored, media links generated by attaching photos, animated GIFs, videos, polls, quoted tweets and direct messages—along with @names in replies—will no longer count toward the limit. Other changes include the …

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Twitter has finally removed the 140-character limit for Direct Messages

Two months into the announcement that it would remove the archaic 140-character limit from Direct Messages, Twitter today officially made the move in the hope of taking on popular instant messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Skype, iMessage and many others available. For people who use Direct Messages to communicate with their Twitter followers privately, this change couldn’t have come sooner …

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Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift swap tweets over VMA nominations

Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to express her disappointment that her song “Anaconda” was not nominated for Best Choreography and Video of the Year for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. As you may recall, Anaconda broke video streaming records when it was released last August. If I was a different "kind" of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best …

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Twitter launches video uploads and group DMs

Mobile video uploads and group direct messages are coming to Twitter, as the social network tries to counter competitors by expanding its features. The new video functionality will let users upload 30-second non-looping videos, which can be played directly in their timelines. The company describes it as existing “alongside”, rather than instead of, Twitter-owned six-second video service Vine. The group …

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