Tweet text + preview url are too long

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#1

on the flow of creating campaign I create tweet.
in the tweet.status I put -> “my text up to 130 chars” + preview url of the web card that was created moment before.

I get error - “status is too long” from twitter servers.
My question: how does twitter calculate the length of the status? I was under the impression that URLs are not part of the counts of tweets…


#2

URLs do count toward the tweet’s character limit.

AFAIK, media attachments’ URLs not counting toward the tweet’s length limit has been announced, but it’s not been rolled out yet and a date has not been confirmed:

I’m not sure whether the web card’s preview URL is considered a media attachment but, anyway, it doesn’t apply yet, so you’ll have to use a shorter version of your tweet’s text.


#3

Thank you very much!
Is there someone from twitter to reply with formal answer? in my tests I see that it counts the preview card url - this is how I should play it? 140 - preview card url = myTweetText ?


#4

@manueldelgado has already provided you with the best answer there :slight_smile:. Card URLs do still count towards Tweet length at the moment. We’ll let you know with a broader announcement when this changes.


#5