If you’ve ever tweeted out a picture or a link, you’re familiar with how it cuts into Twitter’s word count limit. As someone who runs an account for a podcast, I’m forced to get creative with my words when I need to post a few links, and someone who runs a picture-heavy parody account (which are real and more popular than ever) faces the same issue.

Twitter has been looking for ways to “improve” its service, and while some of the proposed changes have been met with a lot of negative feedback, one change they’re supposedly going through with is making it so that pictures and links no longer count towards the 140-character limit.

When CEO Jack Dorsey considered changing the character limit from 140 to 10,000, the Internet made it clear how much they disapproved of that idea. I don’t blame them. I don’t mind the idea of longer tweets, because a lot of the people I find worth following post multi-tweet thoughts anyway, raising the limit over 7000% seems a bit much. This picture and link update, however, seems a lot more reasonable, and as long as they don’t let users share dozens of a pictures with a tweet, I think this change will make Twitter better in the long run.

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