Twitter blog announced that soon the Twitter users will be able to “express even more in 140 characters”. Tweets will suffer a few changes in the upcoming months and the purpose for these changes is to make “more room for words”.
The @name replies will no longer count within the tweet. Twitter suggests that this way the users will not have to use short/code words anymore, ultimately leading to a clearer conversation.
The “@” rule will disappear. It seems like Twitter wants to make tweets feel more organic and direct. And media attachments will no longer count within the 140 character limit also.