Twitter Set To Debut Big Changes — Including One Everyone HATES! See What’s Coming On The Social Network HERE!

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Get ready for some big changes with Twitter!

CEO Jack Dorsey, AKA @Jack, (pictured above) and his tech company famous for its 140-character message limits are changing things up a bit — and giving you more room to speak your mind!

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There are several different components to the “new” Twitter users will soon see, and while some leaked a few weeks ago, we can now confirm ALL the changes in a big ol’ rundown here. So if you use Twitter, uh, you might want to pay attention (below):

First, and arguably most importantly, the company is doing away with their 140-character limit… sort of. In messages that contain a GIF, video, poll, picture, or quoted tweet (pretty much anything OTHER than a link), those add-ons no longer count toward the 140 characters. (Previously, they had counted for about 25 characters.)

That means maybe another sentence or two for you to tweet your thoughts as you add a GIF or a video, and, hey, OK! Not bad, right? A sensible change, and one that leaves Twitter to still be more or less the same network. We like it!

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Well… the social network isn’t stopping there.

Soon, you will be able to quote-tweet yourself, which is just… needless and silly. Not so good.

Also coming soon — and for heavy Twitter users, this might be a REALLY bad feature — you no longer need to put a period before an ‘@’ reply if you want your whole feed to see it.

That’s right — soon, EVERY person who follows you will see EVERY one of your tweets, even those that are sent directly to somebody THEY don’t follow. In other words, this is about to horribly jam up your Twitter feed and get you looking at all kinds of conversations that, frankly, you most likely do not care about.


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And we’re not the only ones hating that move (below):


Dorsey, though, is a bit more excited about all these changes than some, telling reporters:

“One of the biggest priorities for this year is to refine our product and make it simpler. We’re focused on making Twitter a whole lot easier and faster. This is what Twitter is great at ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ what’s happening now, live conversation and the simplicity that we started the service with. We’re not giving up on the idea of Twitter being in the moment. We’re always going to look for opportunities to make tweets a lot more expressive, and enable people to say what they want to say. As long as things are fast, easy, simple and expressive, we’re going to look at what we can do to make Twitter a better experience.”

But users, well, they still aren’t so sure (below):

And more, just to get a nice sampling:


As for when users can see all these features?! Well… how does “soon” sound?

The company hasn’t rolled out a hard date for when Twitter will look like this, but it definitely is coming pretty quickly now after the announcement. Get ready!

What do U think of all these changes??

Let us know in the comments (below)!

[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]

May 24, 2016 1:52pm PDT

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