You know how it is when you want to reply or mention someone in a tweet. One thing that stays fixed on my mind is – I want to express myself fully in 140 characters. But sometimes the person’s username can cause wahala for me. Just imagine when I want to reply @iamprettierthanyouare or @ithinkiwritelikeaninja or even @canyoujustimaginethis. My need to fully express myself – especially when it’s an angry tweet – in 140 characters will not be met because the username will chop all the space. Well, thank God all of that will soon be a thing of the past.
With Twitter’s new update, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters. Cool right?
Also included in this update:
- Who you are replying to will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have conversations.
- You can tap on “Replying to…” to easily see and control who’s part of your conversation.
- When reading a conversation, you’ll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet.
Twitter said yesterday, that the update is rolling out now on twitter.com as well as on Twitter for iOS and Android.