Say more about what's happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC
— Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016
BOOM! Jack Dorsey you dog you! For eons, our brilliant tweets have been constrained by our desire to illustrate our thoughts with videos, photos, GIFs, and RTs. No longer will we suffer! Yesterday, Twitter announced (as you can see above) that photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward Twitter’s 140 character limit. Back in May, CNN actually already reported this – in addition to the idea that Twitter would also do away with users’ @ names affecting tweet limits as well. This is great, because when I’m replying to @BUY_U_A_DRANK_420 in a vicious Twitter war, I can actually get all my scalding hot takes out there without my brilliance being oppressed by Mr. DRANK_420’s entire Twitter handle.
In addition to this, Twitter also told CNN back in May that they’d soon enable people to tweet at all their followers when they begin a tweet with the “@” symbol. Currently, a tweet that started with “@” only shows up in the recipient’s feed, which sucks. To get around that, we need to start our targeted tweets with “.@” like peasants, simply to get a tweet to show up everywhere. As soon as Twitter fixes this, world peace cannot be far behind. I’m sure of it.
Make use of that new character limit and tweet us your favorite GIF (with a GUH, we’re not talking about peanut butter here), on Twitter at @WickedGoodGames.
P.S. – Hey @jack, could you do us a solid and raise the Twitter handle character limit up by one? We’re fucking up branding by having the website called Wicked Good Gaming on here and @WickedGoodGames on Twitter. What are our sponsors* supposed to think?
*If you’re reading this, sponsor us. Please. We’re hungry.