Twitter is planning to let users attach links and photographs without eating up the 140-characters. This means, that users can now provide links and photos and will still have 140-characters to tweet. This is an attempt to attract more users,advertisers and investors.
Reported by Bloomberg, the changes will be executed at the end of this month. As of now, Twitter has declined to comment on the news. The company has for sometime trying to revamp a number of features on their website. Seems like they are trying to change how people communicate with each other on Twitter. Last month, in the quarterly update that was released by Twitter, little changes were observed in the sites users base.
The limit to 140-characters (including links and pictures) have always been there since the Twitter was launched in the 2006. The company has recently changed the way they measure active users and they are no longer counting those who follow user via text messaging. Active users of the site is around 310 million which is 3% higher from last year and is only slightly higher than the 305 million in the previous quarter. According to several expert analysts, these changes are going to encourage people to sue the social networking site. In the fourth quarter, the numbers reported of active users were 320.
Its worth highlighting that Twitter has recently announced that they’ll be havingBET Networks chief executive Debra Leeon board. Her twitter handle is@iamdebralee and she has already fired off thousands of tweets, gaining some67,400 followers. She said she’s thrilled to be part of the great company that’s trying to connect the world in a very unique way. “It’s transformed the media and the world like few other things in history (and continues to)!!”she said and added “Twitter has been and continues to be a transformative service for the media landscape and the world”.