Twitter Testing Expanded 280 Character Limit for Tweets

Twitter these days introduced ^( that it will “check out” an extended persona restrict, doubling the present 140-character restrict to 280 characters.

The 280 persona restrict goes to be to be had in languages which can be “impacted through cramming,” aka all languages with the exception of Eastern, Chinese language, and Korean.

Tweet with conventional 140-character restrict on left, new 280-character restrict on proper.

Consistent with Twitter, maximum tweets in English have 34 characters whilst maximum tweets in Eastern have 15 characters, and Twitter customers tweeting in English hit the 140-character restrict extra incessantly, which could be a “primary reason for frustration.”

Twitter says the brand new persona restrict is “best to be had to a small staff” of customers on the present time because it gathers knowledge and comments at the affect of the alternate. It may not roll out to all customers till Twitter is certain that it “works” for the Twitter neighborhood, however Twitter is hoping 280 characters will “make it more uncomplicated for everybody to Tweet.”

We perceive since a lot of you’ve been Tweeting for years, there is also an emotional attachment to 140 characters – we felt it, too. However we attempted this, noticed the ability of what it’ll do, and fell in love with this new, nonetheless temporary, constraint. We’re excited to proportion this these days, and we will be able to stay you posted about what we see and what comes subsequent.

Twitter has had a 140-character restrict in position because the provider first introduced in 2006, so a personality growth is a significant alternate to the best way Twitter works.

Firstly, our constraint used to be 160 (restrict of a textual content) minus username. However we spotted @biz were given 1 greater than @jack. For equity, we selected 140. Now texts are limitless. Additionally, we notice that 140 is not honest—there are variations between languages. We are trying out the bounds. Hi 280!

— Biz Stone (@biz) September 26, 2018

Earlier than taking into consideration a personality restrict growth, Twitter made a number of different adjustments to present customers extra space to proportion their ideas. Beginning in 2018, photograph attachments, GIFs, polls, and different media stopped counting ^( in opposition to the 140-character restrict, and in March, usernames ^( not counted in opposition to the restrict.

Customers randomly decided on to be a part of Twitter’s beta trying out staff will be capable of use 280 characters of their tweets beginning these days.

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Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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