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Tweets With URLs Shortened To 118 Characters

imageFrom today, tweets containing URLS will be limited to 118 characters.

https links will be limited even further on Twitter: to 117 characters per tweet.

The change, which was first announced in December last year, takes into account the extensions made to the maximum length of “t.co wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters for non-https URLs, and 21 to 23 characters for https URLs.”

Essentially, condensed t.co links will now consist of a few more characters than before, taking up more space and reducing the character limit left for commentary.

This equates to a drop of two characters per tweet.

Although many won’t welcome the change, everyone was given plenty of time to adapt to it: last December’s announcement revealed today as the date the changes would come into effect, and asked all users to “ensure that [their] application is prepared to handle this change”.

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Will Sigsworth

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Tweets With URLs Shortened To 118 Characters Reviewed by Unknown on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Rating: 5
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