#280characters take Twitter by storm

November 8, 2017
Published in Social Buzz

NEWS DESK: Microblogging website Twitter Inc, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world. Nevertheless, it already has granted a number of users the new feature.

According to Twitter, it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less time editing their tweets and were less likely to abandon them. User posting in languages including Japanese, Korean and Chinese, which do not face the issue of โ€œcrammingโ€, will continue to have a limit of 140 characters, Twitter said.

The company did not say when it would start allowing users to post 280-character tweets. However, those who began experiencing the new feature expressed their respective takes on the microblogging site:

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Story first published: 8th November 2017


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