Twitter Now Reducing Some Tweets To 117 Characters

Written on:February 20, 2013
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If you’re tweeting out a URL, your tweets just got a bit shorter.

Starting Wednesday, any tweet sent with a URL will be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links.

First announced in December, the reduction is due to a change in Twitter’s link wrapper. It extends the maximum length of wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters for non-https URLs and from 21 to 23 characters for https URLs.

In short, the condensed links now take up a bit more space, leaving you with a little less space to add commentary with them. In total, the update represents a two-character drop per tweet.

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