Twitter has announced that there will be upcoming changes to their t.co link wrapper. What this means is that the 140 character per tweet on Twitter will be reduced to only just 117 or 118 characters to some of your tweets.
This Twitter announcement was posted on the Twitter Developers Blog last year and will be implemented by the microblogging site as early as today. The following are some excerpts from the Twitter Developers Blog on this particular subject:
"We'd like to share some upcoming changes to our t.co link wrapper with the ecosystem. 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."
The announcement went on further to say "Two weeks later on February 20th, 2013, we will begin generating and returning t.co URLs with this new maximum length. Ensure that your application is prepared to handle this change by that date."
In short, any tweet that you make with a URL on it will be reduced to just 118 characters for non-https links, or 117 for https links. You can read Twitter's full version of this particular announcement here. Here's another reference for this Twitter announcement.
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