From this day the social network users have less space for your messages by including a picture or link them, for links with “https” will 117 characters.
From this day Twitter began reducing the number of characters for messages that contain links or photos, from 140 to 118 or 117 if the link is “https”.
This is due to a change in the structure of the shortened link “t.co” Twitter, so that the maximum length of the links “t.co” from 20 to 22 characters for the normal links of 21 to 23 for which include “https”.
Last December, the social network announced these changes, which will begin to experience this Wednesday February 20.
In addition, applications that also use “t.co” must be adapted to the new features and space.
If the user does include pictures or links retain their message routine 140 characters.
Twitter explains that this shortening of links using it as “part of a service to protect users from harmful activity, provides value for the developer ecosystem, and as a quality signal to show tweets relevant and interesting.”
What is the importance of your tweets?
Another feature that applies social network from today is the relevance of tweets, with the use of “filter_level”, which will help improve search to deliver key messages to developers who make applications based on Twitter.
The values of the tweets can be “none”, “low” or “medium” and will be used in the future also classified as “high”, allowing applications to access certain types of content more easily.