Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet

FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. Twitter is giving users more room to express themselves. Photos, videos and other media won’t count toward Twitter’s 140-character limit in the coming months, giving users more space to write tweets, the company announced Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is giving users more room to express themselves.

In coming months, photos, videos and other media won’t count against what is now a 140-character limit. That means more wordy tweets are on the way.

The change, announced Tuesday, is yet another attempt by the San Francisco company to make its messaging service easier to use and to attract new users.

Twitter Inc. has struggled for years to find a cure for slow user growth. The number of people using Twitter is less than one fifth those actively using its rival, Facebook.

Last year, it launched a channel called “Moments” that brings together hot topics in one place. And earlier this year, it tweaked its timeline to show tweets that users may have missed while they were away.

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