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Twitter Doubles Character Limit to 280, Says Longer Tweets Drive More Engagement

11 November 2017

(TWTR) said that users can send tweets with as many as 280 characters, double the current limit.

The epd press agency, which reports on the behalf of the official Evangelical Church in Germany, sought out an "expert" to dispute the notion that anything of great written value would be found on Twitter at all - either briefly or at the full new length of 280 characters.

Essentially, Twitter seemed to be saying, even if you want to stick to 140 characters in your tweets, we're going to make it hard for you.

According to the company, cramming is not an issue in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese- therefore those languages will continue to have 140 character limits.

"Since we saw tweets hit the character limit less often, we believe people spent less time editing their tweets in the composer", Rozen said. And for reference, this paragraph is exactly 280 characters.


Well now anyone and everyone can have a go at a 280-charactered tweet. "A few users even exploited the stage's display name extension by changing their names to include "#wouldpreferthatyoubannazis".

That's an interesting way to put it, actually. Meant to also allow users more freedom of expression, the change wasn't exactly well-received by most users.

The social media platform launched a trial of the expanded limit for some users in September. Now...

Twitter ultimately made this change in an effort to make it easier for people to tweet.

Twitter Doubles Character Limit to 280, Says Longer Tweets Drive More Engagement