Soon, you won’t have to say it in 140 characters or less.
For the first time in in existence, Twitter will be expanding it’s character limit to 280 for tweets for some of its users. The company will be rolling out the character increase to a test group that will include those who tweet in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Twitter wrote a blog discussing the change says the expansion is to help it’s users be more expressive. One difference that they point out is that someone writing in Japanese is using less characters than English to say the same thing. You can check out that blog here.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted about the change:
This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thoughtful the team has been in solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet. And at the same time maintaining our brevity, speed, and essence! https://t.co/TuHj51MsTu
— jack (@jack) September 26, 2017
Do you like this expansion or is it good that people should have to edit their messages to be more concise?
No word on when the roll out will happen for all users.