3:16PM Thursday 11 October
Twitter has made a subtle, but not insignificant change to the way it counts emoji in its 280-character limit. Moving forward, all of its natively supported emoji will count as two characters. Read More »
61 Days Ago Twitter has announced that it has begun counting all emojis evenly toward the platform’s 280 character limit. Previously, emoji modifiers for skin colour and gender would lead certain emojis to use more characters than standard emojis.
61 Days Ago Twitter announced today on its developer forum that all emojis will count evenly toward the platform's maximum 280 character limit. Before this update, various modifiers such as gender and skin tone caused certain emojis to use up more characters tha...
60 Days Ago In the biggest change the platform has seen since the switch to 280 characters, Twitter has changed the way it counts characters for emoji. Previously, some emoji — like those with additionally defined gender or skin tone — counted as more characters than others, due to the method of their encoding.
61 Days Ago In an effort to level the playing field, Twitter is changing how emoji are viewed on its platform. In a post over on the company’s developer forum, Twitter announced that, moving forward, every emoji will be counted as the same number of characters toward your tweet’s 280-character count.
61 Days Ago With only 280 characters to work with you already have to be pretty careful about how you phrase your Tweets. However, a quirk in the way Unicode handles emoji has meant that some of the symbols take up many more characters than others.