Character Counter



  • Characters

  • Words

  • Paragraphs

  • Punctuation

  • Numbers

  • Spaces


Character Counter

What is a character counter?

A character counter is a tool designed to count the number of characters in a given text or string. It is commonly used to calculate the length of a piece of written content, such as a document, essay, tweet, or even a website's meta description.

How does the character counter work?

The character counter works by analyzing each individual character in the input and tallying them up to provide an accurate count. This includes counting letters, numbers, punctuation marks, spaces, and any other visible or non-visible characters.

What is the use of the character counter?

Character counters are particularly useful in various contexts. For instance, in academic or professional writing, there are often strict limitations on the number of characters allowed. By utilizing a character counter, writers can ensure their content meets these requirements and avoid exceeding the specified limit. Social media platforms also frequently employ character limits for posts, where a character counter comes in handy for users to keep track of their message length.

How do I use the character calculator?

Type or paste the text you need to count into the edit box and the program will automatically calculate the number of characters and other data.

Does the number of characters include spaces?

Yes, the number of characters includes spaces. We use the same rules as most character count sites, so spaces will be included.

What is the character limit for common social media postings?

Twitter: The initial character limit for tweets on Twitter was 140 characters, but it was later expanded to 280 characters.

Facebook: The character limit for Facebook posts is 63,206 characters.

Instagram: Instagram allows up to 2,200 characters for a post.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn posts have a character limit of 1,300 characters.

Snapchat: Snapchat has a relatively short character limit of around 250 characters for posts.

Please note that these character limits may change over time as platforms update their policies. Therefore, it's advisable to check the latest character limit policies on the respective social media platforms for accuracy.