" ... [Twitter] will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks ..." - Sarah Frier, Bloomberg, May 16, 2016. Here is the article.
Twitter may not be the darling of the stock matter. But it has become a must-leverage marketing communications and advocacy tool. Routinely, anything that's posted on the Internet is reconfigured for Twitter.
In addition, it is as critical a networking platform as Facebook. That means posting lots of photos.
So, let's hope Bloomberg's source is right.