Some BIG news from Twitter!

You can now add pictures & videos to your tweets WITHOUT it eating up your 140 characters! Brilliant news if you are always having to delete characters to ensure you can fit in a photograph or video!

The changes, as outlined by Twitter, will be: (via

  • media attachments, such as photos and videos, will no longer count towards the character limit
  • @names in reply to tweets will not be counted
  • people will be able to retweet and quote-tweet themselves, enabling them to resurface any of their previous posts and add new commentary

In addition, any new tweet – i.e one that isn’t a reply to someone else’s tweet – that starts with a username will now be seen by all of a person’s followers.

This hasn’t come into effect… yet… but you can expect to see the update soon. Stay tuned & we will let you know as soon as it’s launched!