Twitter Makes 280 Character Posts Permanent

Twitter rolls out wider expansion of 280-character tweets

The social media company stated the expansion was available to all users in nearly all 40 languages excluding Japanese, Korean or Chinese-language tweets as they can convey twice as much information in less space compared to their counterparts, so tweets will remain at 140 characters.

This week, Twitter announced that they were officially making it easier to Tweet with the new character limit, since cramming thoughts into Tweets is often an issue for those who Tweet an English.

Twitter said in a blog post that the expanded tweet limit would enable easier expression while maintaining the microblogging element of the social network.

In September, we launched a test that expanded the 140 character limit so every person around the world could express themselves easily in a Tweet. Twitter allowed users to expand the 140 character limit just to see what would happen.

"During the first few days of the test many people tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel, but soon after behavior normalized", Rosen wrote.

Not only does more space make it easier to fit in a thought - Twitter found much more interesting results than that, results you might be able to leverage by taking advantage of the upgraded character limit.

According to reports, Twitter was in a major dilemma if it should increase the character cap or not as it feared that it might go against Twitter's defining characteristic of brevity.

The test result showed that only 5% of tweets sent were longer than 140 characters and only 2% were over 190 characters. The expansion will be especially useful for many accounts that frequently explain or elaborate on political events, controversies, and personal experiences through a series of 140-character tweetstorms.

"It's worth emphasising again that people in the test got very excited about the extra space in the beginning and many Tweets went way beyond 140".

People Tweeting out to the max 280 limit is within expectations within the next few weeks. It was a temporary effect and didn't last long. Now, the microblogging site has made a decision to roll out the 280-character limit to all users.

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