Twitter has made some changes to its 140-character limit for tweets.
The social networking company said names in replies, and media attachments such as photos, videos and polls will no longer be counted towards the character limit.
However, the length of a tweet is still limited to 140 characters.
The length of tweets was originally designed to include a user's name and still fit within the 160-character SMS messaging format used for mobile phones.
Additional changes include the ability to retweet and quote-tweet a person's own posts.
Twitter said that updates would be implemented "over the coming months".