Twitter Now Reducing Some Tweets to 117 Characters

If you’re tweeting out a URL, your tweets just got a bit shorter. Starting today, any tweet sent with a URL will be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links. First announced in December, the reduction is due to a change in Twitter’s link wrapper. It extends the maximum length of wrapped links from 20 characters to 22 characters for non-https URLs and from 21 characters to 23 characters for https URLs.

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