Twitter Ups Character Limit To 280


Twitter on Tuesday announced it was testing 280-character tweets with a few of its users.

The new beta version is expected to replace the previous amount of 140-character tweets when it scales through.

The company, in an official statement, said the new development was for its users to have enough allowance as long as 280 characters to express themselves.

“We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean),” Twitter said in a blog post.

“Although we feel confident about our data and the positive impact this change will have, we want to try it out with a small group of people before we make a decision to launch to everyone.

“Our research shows us that the character limit is a major cause of frustration for people Tweeting in English, but it is not for those tweeting in Japanese,” said the company.

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