Twitter Tests 280-Character Limit Increase

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While some users enjoyed the news of this change, other implied that a greater character limit can allow the trolls to take advantage of new character limit to post disturbing content. The current character limit is 140 characters.

Now all you have to do is visit twitter.com and start tweeting. This is not an issue for users messaging in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, as these languages can express more meaning in fewer characters than English, French or Spanish, she says.

Increasing the character limit to eliminate the constraints that it says have prevented some users from using the service more often.

The company had also flirted with the idea of 10,000 character tweets, according to technology website Re/Code. however, Jack Dorsey, the company's co-founder and CEO, pulled the plug on it.

I am very against this increase and I believe that the real reason why Twitter can not realize its full potential is far from the tweet size.

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"Also, in all markets, when people don't have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters and actually have some to spare, we see more people tweeting".

"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", the company said.

The company on Tuesday explained its reasons to double the character limit in a blog post. What are the implications for advertisers, especially those struggling to cope with the need to disclose material connections to endorsers, qualifications to advertising claims, and other information in their marketing tweets? "That is something we will never change", said Rosen. Donald Trump will have access to 140 more characters to torment us with!

Another user commented: "With 280 characters now trump can start a nuclear war and a war with the National Football League in one tweet". "And we have just as many hilarious memes, weird Twitter subcultures, and massive cultural moments based on tweets as you guys do".

For the first time in its 11-year history, Twitter will lift the 140-character limit for tweets - at least for some people. The problem it faces is that it doesn't want to alienate existing users who like the 140-character limit.

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