Twitter reduces some tweets to 117 characters

Any tweet sent with a URL will now be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links.

Twitter reduced the length of some tweets Wednesday.

Any tweet sent with a URL will now be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links.

Twitter had announced this change in December, explaining that the reduction was due to a change in Twitter's t.co link wrapper.

"We’re going to be extending the maximum length of t.co wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters for non-https URLs, and 21 to 23 characters for https URLs," Twitter said.

Mashable reported that the condensed links now take up a bit more space, leaving users with less space to add on commentary.

"In total, the update represents a two-character drop per tweet," Mashable said.

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