While Twitter’s 140-character limit remains intact, the social network is always trying new ways to get more out of those 140 characters, and Thursday’s update did just that, for replies at least.
Now, when you reply to another user’s tweet, that person’s username won’t count toward the 140-characters. This means you have more room to express yourself.
The character-limit tweaks were not the only changes made, Twitter also changed how replies look in its apps and on its site. Instead of including usernames in a tweet itself, they’re now listed above the tweet.
The move is mostly a good one as it means we can end those annoying ".@" starts to tweets, but it may get a little confusing when in a conversation with multiple people. In any case, at least you will have more characters to complain about it.