It might also include emotional support at a time of difficulty and stress, helping people who are caring for an adult family member or friend or even giving others a lift to a social event.
So, you can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more.
In the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters.
Here’s what will change: These updates will be available over the coming months.
Today, we’re notifying you and our developers, so that everything works as it should when we roll these changes out.
The updates have a significant impact on Tweets, so we want to provide our developer partners with time to make any needed updates to the hundreds of thousands of products built using Twitter’s API.
In addition to the changes outlined above, we have plans to help you get even from your Tweets.
We’re exploring ways to make existing uses easier and enable new ones, all without compromising the unique brevity and speed that make Twitter the best place for live commentary, connections, and conversations.
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Twitter makes it easy to control which types of mobile notifications you want to enable.