Free Character & Word Counter

Our Character & Word Counter is a 100% free online character and word count calculator that’s super easy to use. It displays character count and word count in real time, so you can see the count (with and without spaces) instantly as you type!

This can help you avoid hitting token limits, and plan how to organize your prompts and chat sessions when using longer prompts, and/or longer text inputs.

Here’s How to Use It:

  1. Simply Type (or paste) your text into the text area
  2. View your Character Count with and without spaces below the text area, along with the Word Count
  3. Want to try something else? Click reset to clear the text area!

Note: our text area can hold up to 10,000 characters at a time.  Need more than that? Simply enter your text in sections!

Character Counter Form


0 characters entered with spaces (10000 remaining with spaces)
0 characters entered without spaces (10000 remaining without spaces)
Word Count: 0

Online Character Limits

Many websites and apps now have restrictions on the length of text you can post. For example, Twitter limits you to 140 characters, but other platforms like SMS, Yelp, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit, and eBay all have their own limits too. To get your message across within these word and character limits, you can use our counter to adjust your message, so that you can get your message across clearly within the given constraints.

Common Online Character Limits

Here’s a list of common online uses, along with their character limits, where you need to watch character counts:

Online Uses (Social Media Character Limits):

  1. Twitter: 280 characters (previously 140 characters)
  2. Facebook:
    • Facebook Posts: No strict character limit, but it’s recommended to keep them concise for better engagement.
    • Facebook Comments: 8,000 characters
  3. Instagram:
    • Instagram Captions: Up to 2,200 characters, but only the first two lines are visible without clicking “more.”
    • Instagram Bio: 150 characters
  4. LinkedIn:
    • LinkedIn Posts: Up to 1,300 characters
    • LinkedIn Headline: 220 characters
    • LinkedIn Summary: 2,000 characters
  5. YouTube:
    • YouTube Video Titles: Up to 100 characters
    • YouTube Video Descriptions: Up to 5,000 characters, but only the first couple of lines are immediately visible.
  6. Pinterest: 500 characters for pin descriptions

Other Common Places for Character Limits

Whether written for use in Print materials, or Online, here are other common places for character/word limits:

  1. Business Cards: Typically, it’s best to keep key information concise and within a limited space.
  2. Resume/CV: The length may vary, but it’s generally recommended to keep it within 1-2 pages.
  3. Conference Bios: Varies depending on the specific guidelines, but it’s typically recommended to keep them within a few paragraphs or a specified word count.
  4. Book Blurbs: Publishers often request concise summaries ranging from a few sentences to a short paragraph.
  5. Product Descriptions: The length may vary based on the platform and product, but it’s crucial to be concise and engaging.

No mater what the use case, audiences tend to resonate with shorter more impactful messages.  Context matters, so creating with where it will be used can require different word use, and length.  Our free character and word counter helps you optimize your character and word count while effectively conveying your message.