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Posted: May 24, 2016

Fit more in a tweet with Twitter's new changes

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

To the dismay of many social media users, Twitter will not expand its 140-character limit.

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But the networking service will allow users to fit more into each message. 

The company announced changes Tuesday, including the news that attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls and Quote Tweets will no longer take away from the character count.

Responding to tweets will become easier too. The @ sign and a user's Twitter handle will no longer take away from the character count.

Plus, users will also be able to retweet themselves -- an action called Quote Tweet -- that could come in handy if you want to expand upon a thought you previously sent out.

Bloomberg Technology previously reported that links posted in tweets would not count towards the character count. Twitter said Tuesday that characters in links will still count towards the 140-character limit.

Twitter said the updates will become available in the coming months. 

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