Our free character counter will automatically count how many characters, words, and paragraphs are in your text. Great for social media and essays. Just type or paste your text below to get started!
Character Counter Tool Instructions
- Enter the text you need to be counted above.
- Our tool will automatically count the number of characters in your text.
- That’s it! Use the online character counter wherever you need it.
Why Does Character Count Matter?
Character counts can be found everywhere in writing. From college applications to social media platforms, various entities impose character limits so it’s important to know how many characters your writing contains.
What Is Characters Count?
Computer characters are any letters, numbers, spaces, punctuation marks, or symbols that can be typed on a computer. Each character requires one byte of space on a computer, so the word “mouse” takes up 5 bytes.
Fun fact: Emojis actually count as two characters since it takes up two bytes 😀.
Social Media Word Counts
Social media channels have word and character limits for the content you post to their sites. Below are the word count limits for various social media platforms.
TikTok Character Limits
TikTok limits posts and comments to 150 characters (20-40 words) and profiles to 80 characters.
Twitter Character Count
Twitter allows up to 280 characters in regular Tweets (40-70 words) and 10,000 characters in DMs (Direct Messages). The ideal length of a Tweet is 71-100 Characters.
Facebook Post Character Limits
Facebook has very generous character limits of up to 63,206 characters per post. However, the ideal length of a Facebook post is 40-80 characters.
Instagram Character Limits
The limit for an Instagram caption is 2,200 characters, but the ideal length is 138-150 characters. The maximum length of an Instagram bio is 150 characters.
Check out this post for more character limits on social media.