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Twitter Link Shortener Gets Longer

By December 10, 2012

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The Twitter link shortener is getting a makeover. Embedded links will take up more tweet space and reduce the 140 characters allowed for each message by an extra two characters starting next year, Twitter announced.

In its developer blog, Twitter revealed that it's changing its link shortener system (t.co) to require extra space for each hyperlink it shortens starting February 20, 2013. Not surprisingly, many users are annoyed at the loss of two more characters and have been tweeting their displeasure.

Read a full explanation of the change and what it will mean for your tweets.

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