Twitter’s 140 Character Limit Will Soon Be Gone For Good

Twitter's 140 Character Limit Will Soon Be Gone For Good

Twitter’s 140 Character Limit Will Soon Be Gone For Good

According to Politico, Twitter is set to up its character limit to 280 words, from the previous 140. This new idea is a month in the making, as the social media platform tested the new layout to select users, for a chance to see if the strategy would excite them.

“With this new feature, Twitter hopes you’ll feel less frustrated because you won’t have to cram or reduce your message. And perhaps you won’t even have to send out multiple tweets to convey one idea,” Twitter announced in a blog post. “In short, Twitter believes 280 characters is the sweet spot. It’s long enough for you to better express yourself, but still enough of a constraint to keep tweets brief.”

Even the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, tweeted that the change is an obvious choice with the direction the digital world is headed.

In another blog post, Twitter shows how different languages, such as Japanese, have an advantage to tweeting as they can express their thoughts and feelings with less characters. The platforms co-founder, Biz Stone, brings that tidbit to light in a tweet that reads:

 

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