New Twitter Rules Will Allow Users To Retweet Themselves

Still no edit tweet function, though.

May 24, 2016
New Twitter Rules Will Allow Users To Retweet Themselves Bethany Clarke / Getty Images

Twitter has announced a new batch of rules that frees up characters for its users. The changes that will take place "in the coming months" will include:

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- Typing a Twitter handle will no longer count towards the 140 character limit
- Media attachments like GIFs, Vines, and pictures will also be separate from the limit
- A "Retweet Yourself" feature, allowing you to repost your own tweets, is on the way
- Tweets beginning with a Twitter handle will be seen by all your followers. That means users will no longer have to use ".@" at the beginning of a Tweet to make sure the tweet isn't only seen by the user it's directed to.

Read the full explanation from Twitter here. Like all changes to social media platforms, some people lost their minds:

New Twitter Rules Will Allow Users To Retweet Themselves