Twitter reportedly planning to stop links and pictures counting towards character limits

Links currently take up 23 characters of a tweet's strict 140-character limit

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Twitter is said to be planning to implement changes that would see pictures and links stop counting towards a tweet's character limit.

Currently, the likes of URLs and photos require 23 characters - cutting into the social network's strict 140-character limit.

However, Bloomberg is reporting that the automatically shortened links will no longer be counted towards that limit - which would allow users to compose longer tweets to accompany them.

The changes could be implemented in the coming weeks, although the social network has not yet commented on the reports.

The company's CEO Jack Dorsey said earlier this year that the service's traditional character limit will remain in place, but has also indicated the company is considering ways to allow users to share and engage with longer-form content as well.