Twitter cuts characters if you post a link
If you are tweeting a URL, your tweets just got a little shorter by two characters, according to Mashable.
Starting Wednesday, any tweets sent with a URL will be reduced to just 118 characters. If you use an https link, it's reduced to 117 characters. The condensed links will now take up a bit more space, leaving you with less space to work with.
The reduction is due to a change in Twitter's "t.co" link wrapper. It extends the maximum length of the wrapper links from 20 characters to 22 for non-https URLs, and from 21 characters to 23 for https URLs.
The change was first announced in December.
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