Twitter has given users a long-awaited upgrade by giving them a full 140 characters to use in replies.
Confused? Well, whereas before replies took handles (@) into consideration, they no longer count towards the platform’s iconic 140-character limit.
Aside from the space boost, the feature also clears up the clutter of several handles at the start of a reply, making these tweets far less confusing to read.
“It’s now easier to follow a conversation, so you can focus on what a discussion is about, and who is having it,” says the social network. “The updates we’re making today are based on feedback from all of you as well as research and experimentation.”
The update comes around a year after the company pledged to expand the character limit, and follows two recent, similar improvements.
One makes retweeting and quoting more efficient, and the other – a real winner – ensures that said quotes, as well as photos, videos, GIFs and polls no longer count towards the limit.
Twitter has been on a rampant improvements escapade, and doesn’t plan on slowing down. “Our work isn’t finished,” it adds. “We’ll continue to think about how we can improve conversations and make Twitter easier to use.”