Sep 27, 2017

Twitter trials 280-character tweet limit

Social media site Twitter is trialling longer character limits to help users "Easily express themselves". Twitter currently limits tweets to 140 characters, but has doubled that to 280 characters for a small group of users. Ms Rosen said the longer character limit was being tested in all languages bar Japanese, Chinese and Korean which she said could convey more information in a single character. With constant concerns over hate speech, propaganda bots, and trolling - you might wonder why Twitter is spending its time worrying about doubling the character limit. Marketers will have more characters with which to get their message across, which might make Twitter a bit more cash.

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