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Twitter 140 character tweet limit to end - report

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Twitter 140 character tweet limit to end - report

<p>Twitter users will reportedly soon be able to write longer tweets.</p> <p>According to the <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-16/twitter-to-stop-counting-photos-and-links-in-140-character-limit">report by Bloomberg</a> that is because the social media platform is about to stop including photos and links to websites as part of its 140 character limit.</p> <p>A link currently takes up 23 characters of a tweet.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Twitter change will let you get more out of 140 characters—report <a href="https://t.co/cc0ChxSqZe">https://t.co/cc0ChxSqZe</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/samred"><code>samred</a></p>&mdash; Ars Technica UK (</code>ArsTechnicaUK) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArsTechnicaUK/status/732441546725961729">May 17, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Twitter declined to comment on the report which Bloomberg sourced to “a person familiar with the matter”.</p> <p>It comes just months after Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said they were going to simplify the product to try to attract new users. </p> <p>“We think there’s a lot of opportunity in our product to fix some broken windows that we know are inhibiting growth,” Dorsey said in February.</p> <p>Twitter user growth has been stagnant, <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/01/25/all-change-at-twitter-as-four-senior-executives-leave/">top executives have left</a> and its shares have fallen more than 70 percent over the past year.</p>