Twitter Officially Doubles Tweet Limit to 280 Characters for Users. Most recently, Twitter has announced that it is extending the 140 characters limit to 280 characters in all languages. Now users will be able to send tweets with as many as 280 characters, double the current limit.
Twitter Officially Doubles Tweet Limit to 280 Characters for Users
Twitter said that roll out includes all languages except Japanese, Korean and Chinese. The company had started testing the longer tweet in September and it is found that people with the expanded character limit spent less time editing their tweets.
“We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they tweeted more easily and more often,”
Aliza Rosen, a company product manager, mentioned in a statement:
“More space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a tweet, so they could say what they want to say, and send tweets faster than before. Our goal was to make this possible while ensuring we keep the speed and brevity that makes Twitter, Twitter. Looking at all the data, we’re excited to share we’ve achieved this goal and are rolling the change out to all languages where cramming was an issue.”
When the service started in 2006, the 140-character limit was the maximum that could fit in mobile text messages. The longer limit will make Twitter more approachable for more people.
The company said that by expanding the character limit, we want it to be easier and faster for everyone to express themselves.
The recent update showed Twitter‘s monthly active user base rose slightly to 330 million but the company failed to reach a more general audience like Facebook.
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