Twitter Doubles Tweet Character Limit To 280 From 140

Twitter Doubles Tweet Character Limit To 280 From 140

Twitter announced on Tuesday 7 November 2017 that the platform would double the limit for tweets from 140 to 280 characters.

While the 280 character limit may or may not prompt people to send more tweets, data indicates that users will receive more engagement as a result of being able to send longer tweets.

More specifically, Twitter is doubling the character limit in countries where "cramming was an issue".




"I will NEVER use 280 characters nor will I favorite or retweet a tweet with them". The main qualm being that the new limit defies Twitter's central draw: brevity.

It's also used for logging in, replies, and Direct Messages while display name is a personal identifier (like a real name) displayed in profile page and used to identify a user.

"Since we saw tweets hit the character limit less often, we believe people spent less time editing their tweets in the composer", Rozen said. Others took issue with the chance as they complained the lengthy tweets clog up timelines and make scrolling through the site hard - because who logs onto to Twitter to read? Meant to also allow users more freedom of expression, the change wasn't exactly well-received by most users. And for reference, this paragraph is exactly 280 characters. Probably this shouldn't have been introduced in Nigeria, maybe it should - let all the bad blood out in descriptive essays instead of writing cryptic tweets.

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