Twitter helping people to express more with 140 characters, now when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won't count toward Tweet's 140 characters limit.
With this change, it's now easier to follow a conversation, and let you focus more on what a discussion is about, and who is having it.
The update also simplifies conversations in a few ways as mentioned under:
- Who you are replying to will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have conversations.
- You can tap on "Replying to…" to easily see and control who's part of your conversation.
- When reading a conversation, you'll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet.
For more on about how replies work, check out this help center.
Twiiter also notes, they'll further enhance conversations and make Twitter easier to use. This update is rolling out now on twitter.com as well as on Twitter for iOS and Android.