Twitter Finally Rolls Out 280-Character Tweets And Not Everyone Is Stoked

The company, which has been struggling to reach profitability and lagging behind rival social media platforms, doubled its character limit for tweets in a move to attract more users.

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Twitter Finally Rolls Out 280-Character Tweets And Not Everyone Is Stoked

Twitter doubled the character limit for tweets to 280 after two months of testing


Did you struggle to put your thoughts in just 140 characters? Maybe one extra character or a word would have helped. Well, fret not for Twitter has given users 140 characters more to work with. The micro-blogging site rolled out the supersized version of tweets with 280 characters after testing it for two months. The company, which has been struggling to reach profitability and lagging behind rival social media platforms, doubled its character limit for tweets in a move to attract more users. Users will have access to 280 characters in all languages except Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

With 280 characters to spare, many said brevity will lose out. The company, though, thinks otherwise.

Twitter product manager Aliza Rosen, in a blog post, said that data during the testing phase indicated that users stuck to concise tweets even when they had the option of 280 characters.

While the company said the new limit was introduced for people to express themselves "easily in a tweet", some weren't too kicked about the extra 140 characters.
 
New demands for an 'edit button' came up
 
With great power, comes great responsibility - is what many pointed out about the doubled up character limit.
 
And the usual spread of jokes, including this by politician Omar Abdullah who knows what to do with the extra characters.
 
And perhaps the next few days would look like this
 
What do you think of the new character limit?
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