Wednesday 28th September

Twitter users will have been happy to have read the news last week that attaching photographs in their posts will no longer count towards the character count permitted per Tweet, which, since the micro-blogging platform was conceived, remains at 140.

The change, which was announced earlier this week by a Tweet from the @Twitter account, has brought about a welcome addition to the platform giving users the ability to use a few extra characters in their updates to their followers. Not only does it allow you to post photographs without contributing towards your character count the inclusion of videos, GIF’s and poll’s no longer count either. Therefore when typing out your next Tweet the only characters to count will be letters, numbers, symbols and spaces. What will you do with your extra characters? The possibilities are endless?