Twitter cuts characters if you post a link

New, shorter tweets started Wednesday

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla - If you are tweeting a URL, your tweets just got a little shorter by two characters, according to Mashable.

Starting Wednesday, any tweets sent with a URL will be reduced to just 118 characters. If you use an https link, it's reduced to 117 characters. The condensed links will now take up a bit more space, leaving you with less space to work with. 

The reduction is due to a change in Twitter's "t.co" link wrapper. It extends the  maximum length of the wrapper links from 20 characters to 22 for non-https URLs, and from 21 characters to 23 for https URLs.

The change was first announced in December.

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