Starting this Wednesday, any tweet that is sent out with a URL will be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links.
The reduction is due to a change in Twitter’s t.co link wrapper. It extends the maximum length of t.co wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters for non-https URLs and from 21 to 23 characters for https URLs.
in layman’s terms the condensed links now take up a bit more space, and a s a result it leaves you with a little less space to add commentary with them. In short, the update represents a two-character drop per tweet. How will we survive..
All applications that use Twitters t.co wrapped lengths will be required to accommodate the new lengths starting on Wednesday.
Do you think that this change in length reduction will effect you and your tweets? Let us know in the comments, below.