What is This Tool?
It is a simple free tool that allows you to easily see both the character and word count of your text. The word counting function excludes extra empty spaces in your content for accuracy.
If you are looking to post your text to social media the tool above also includes a Facebook and Twitter character counter. While Twitter limits your Tweets to 280 chars, Facebook's limit is more like 60k chars, though they do recommend 250 char posts. If that has any meaning.