Twitter's 140-character limit is no doubt part of their success, forcing users to be efficient with their verbiage and even drawing plenty of real life celebs into the internet fray.
But the company, which recently revealed its plans for an IPO, is set to revamp how it displays images, bringing it more in line with other social media sites like Facebook and Tumblr.
Rather than having to link away to another page, you'll now see embedded pictures easily from your feed and in a much bigger size than before. In the near future, images will appear at the top of the message with the tweet itself appended as a caption.
We can't see this in our feed yet, but here's an example from Engadget:
It's a change that's been a long time coming and one that's necessary to compete with other sites, particularly as images become more and more important and increased mobile data speeds make the need for efficiency less important. The flipside is that probably won't be long before promoted posts are forcing images onto your Twitter feed and the Facebook effect starts to take hold...