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Twitter ‘Might Eliminate Photos and Links’ in Character Count

Twitter users may soon have more flexibility in writing tweets. According to a Bloomberg report, the company plans to stop including photos and links as part of its 140-character limit.

The social media platform has faced stagnant user growth. Months earlier, Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said the company would simplify its product in an effort to attract new users.

Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Twitter in this illustration photo in Sarajevo
Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Twitter in this September 23, 2014 illustration photo. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

"We think there's a lot of opportunity in our product to fix some broken windows that we know are inhibiting growth," Dorsey said during a February earnings call.

Links currently take up to 23 characters of a tweet, limiting the amount of commentary that users can offer when sharing articles or other content.

Twitter has faced stagnant user growth, and shares have fallen more than 70 percent over the past year.

Twitter declined to comment on the report.

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