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Twitter replies update (Twitter)
Twitter replies update (Twitter)

Twitter stopped counting @replies against the character limit. But some users aren't fans.


Twitter will no longer count replies against the 140-character limit starting today.

The company announced the change as part of a plan to let users "express more with 140 characters." Now, replies will show up above your tweet text, rather than in the text itself. No longer will precious characters be taken up by a series of @handles in long threads.

To see the list of people included in the conversation, you have to click or tap above the tweet.

Twitter replies update (Twitter)
Twitter replies update (Twitter)

But not everyone is happy with the extra room. When Twitter was testing the new design, Professor Tressie McMillan Cottom wrote that it was "really stupid" since it was harder to see who was replying to whom. 

Here's how the new feature looks in action.

It hasn't been universally well-received.

Others argued Twitter had bigger problems to fix.

In September, Twitter also stopped counting images, videos and quotes against the limit. 

What do you think of Twitter's new character limit rules?

In longer threads, the "replying to" feature only shows up on the tweet the user has selected. This led Twitter user to start trying to create the "largest Twitter canoe."

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