Twitter has announced major changes that will alter the way the company calculates 140 characters. Certain attachments, URLs, and handles will no longer count towards the character limit. Changes will allow users to use more words, and developers must prepare for the upcoming changes.
In late 2019 Twitter announced Hide Replies, a new feature that was designed to allow users to choose which replies to their content are hidden from the conversation. This troll taming functionality is now being exposed via API, allowing developers to automate the process.