Twitter Doubles its Character Limit & Everyone Loses their Mind
For a long time, we’ve been heard people complain about how Twitter won’t let them express descriptively, or how difficult it is for people to fit long stories within its small character limit of 140 characters. Well, those days are gone because Twitter has just announced that it has made it possible to tweet up to 280 characters.
Tweeting Made Easier
What does it mean?
It means that people who had a hard time summarizing their stories can now write their hearts out. Although 280 characters aren’t as big as an essay, it has enough length for people with a ‘Not so creative minds’ to express what they desire in an easy way.
As per twitter officials, up to 9% tweeters find it difficult to alter a thought in only 140 characters, which often caused frustration and Twitter certainly don’t want its users to be angry or frustrated while using their platform.
So why Only 280 Characters?
While the intent was to allow people to be a bit more expressive, but the criteria had to be same as before; being quick & concise.
Will Feeds be Filled with Huge Tweets now?
Yes, is probably the answer you had in mind, but in reality, after the change was pushed live, only a small chunk of tweets had gone the previous character limit. While only 5% had touch 190 characters.
That’s the trend for now, and we hope that stays the same. But we certainly, can’t say for sure.
See What People Have to Say About This
How people have responded to this new limit addition is quite hilarious, see why:
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— Marvel UK & Ireland (@MarvelUK) November 8, 2017
At least there’s now space for endless animal emojis… 🦁🐵🐻🐭🐯🐸🐧🦇🦉🐗🦋🐜🕷🐢🐍🦀🦎🐠🐟🐡🐆🐊🐅🐃🐫🐘🌺🦂🐀🐁🐿🐒🐣🐤🦅🐦🐱🐹🐌🦏🦁🐵🐻🐭🐯🐸🐧🦇🦉🐗🦋🐜🕷🐢🐍🦀🦎🐠🐟🐡🐆🐊🐅🐃🐫🐘🌺🦂🐀🐁🐿🐒🐣🐤🦅🐦🐱🐹🐌🦏🦁🐵🐻🐭🐯🐸🐧🦇🦉🦋🐜🕷🐢🐍🦀🦎🐠🐟🐡🐆🐊🐅🐃🐫🐘#280characters
— Chester Zoo (@chesterzoo) November 8, 2017
I will NEVER use 280 characters nor will I favorite or retweet a tweet with them. THIS IS MY FIGHT SONG
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 8, 2017
We all have 280 characters? Well, as Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit. The soul of wit is what brevity is. Brevity? Soul of wit? They’re the same thing. Like if you had brevity in one hand and the soul of wit in the other, you’d be hard pressed to tell them apart.”
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2017
EVERYONE: Twitter, please, shut down the President’s account before he starts a nuclear war.
TWITTER: Ok, we’re hearing “more characters” https://t.co/6BpylxFdtI
— Brittany Van Horne (@_brittanyv) September 26, 2017
In the spirit of playful competition, James Cameron just increased the “Avatar” sequel limit to eight
— Darren Franich (@DarrenFranich) September 26, 2017
280 characters?! Holy shit if I could go back and edit all of my past tweets that cut off right before I reached what I actually wanted to s
— michael clifford (?) (@Michael5SOS) September 26, 2017
Ever experienced the feeling of being left out of the party? Well, that’s the case for people tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, for now.
We’re unsure when these languages will be privileged with this ability to post longer tweets. All we can say for now is, Hang Tight guys, your time will come soon, hopefully!
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