Twitter Relaxes 140 Character Limit

Twitter has eased its 140-character limit on tweets.

Media attachments such as photos, videos and polls are exempted from the character limit, as well as tweets that are quoted in a retweet.

The latest move eases but does not eliminate the 140-character limit, which was put in place due to mobile phone text messaging constraints when Twitter launched in 2006.

Twitter took this step to broaden the appeal and boost the user base of the social network.

The users share of Twitter is dropping as it loses users to Snapchat, Instagram, and messaging apps.