Twitter is finally making your 140-character limit count for more. Started on 30th of March, @usernames doesn’t count towards your characters within a reply.
In doing so, Twitter has also implemented some visual changes. The person you’re replying to now shows up above the tweet text, which makes the presentation a little cleaner overall.
Adding to the useful feature, you can now easily specify who you exactly you’re replying to within a group conversation. Just tap the names next to “Replying to…” and pick the people you want to reply.
While some users may have already seen the features in testing, the feature is beginning to roll out widely now. The changes should help you get more space to put your thoughts into.