Forget the 140 exceptions, Twitter’s going to let you retweet yourself
Twitter is not increasing its character limit to 10,000 — that got people complaining. But the company’s still going to make it easier to fit more into the 140 limit we all have.
Senior Product Manager Todd Sherman has posted onto Twitter’s blog the main changes that we should see “over the coming months”. The biggest change is that media attachments, polls and links will not count towards the character limit — they currently count for 24 characters each. @name callouts will also be off the limit.
Replies as part of closed conversations you’re involved in — they lead off with @name tags — will now be seen by followers of the users in the conversation. The change obviates the .@name convention. What if you have a reply you want to broadcast to your followers? You’ll soon be able to retweet yourself. Yep, you can bet that some just got their narcissism enabled.
All of these changes will make more room for words in tweets and less about formatting.