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The not-so-young-anymore social network Twitter recently released a statement saying that users should expect to see some changes to the social media platform that will make "conversations faster and more intuitive for people who come to Twitter everyday and those who are new to the service."

Wow, faster than 140 characters? Does that mean we will all hav 2 writ lyk dis 2  tak 2 ppl? Not quite. Here's what you can actually expect from the Twitter updates that CEO Jack Dorsey says will "make Twitter a better experience."

1. No more periods before tagging someone for all your followers to see.

Right now, if you wanted all your followers to see an interaction between you and another user, you have to put a period before tagging their name. The period will not be required any longer, so you can use that one precious extra character for something that really counts, like another emoji.