Eric Elliott

New capabilities of Twitter

Sep 13,2016 / Social Media Marketing

The public has spoken and Twitter has listened. What can you do with the expanded capabilities? We’re glad you asked!

Media is not included in character count

  • You’ll now be able to post photos, videos, GIFs and polls without limiting your character count! Although a picture is worth a thousand words, you’ll now be able to post media without your text being affected.

  • What does this mean for your brand? While you’re still limited to 140 characters, your message will not be hindered by any media files you decide to share with your followers. What to do with all of those characters! ?

Quote and Retweet Yourself

  • Before today, Twitter did not allow anyone to quote or re-tweet their own tweets. Now, if you posted a really tweet a while back, you’re able to re-post again without being hindered. This would be great for #tbt posts that are popular across social media.

  • Also, under the new character rules, when you quote a previous tweet, it will not be counted towards your character limit.

  • What does this mean for your brand? If you want to recall a tweet from the past and add a new comment to inform your followers, you now have that capability.

What does it all mean?

In summation, you will now be able to share content more freely as the restrictions on “attachments” or additions on Tweets has been lifted. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Now, you have more room to share your content with the world!


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