Twitter to Smash Old 140 Characters Limit to New 280 Characters

Twitter to Smash Old 140 Characters Limit to New 280 Characters

Since the launch of Twitter in 2006, the days of Twitter limiting messages to 140 characters, may be numberedd. Twitter to Smash Old 140 Characters Limit to New 280 Characters

According to Twitter, it would start a test with a random sample of users. Company will allow users to send tweets that are as long as 280 characters, double the existing cap, in most languages around the world.

San Francisco Company said that the time period for test of 280 characters not yet determined. They will run test in all languages except Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The company declined to say how many people would be includedd in the test.

Twitter to Smash Old 140 Characters Limit to New 280 Characters

Twitter said in a blog post that its emphasis on brevity would never change but that it had been wondering whether people could express themselves easily enough, hurting the service’s popularity.

Twitter’s project manager Aliza Rosen and senior software engineer Ikuhiro Ihara said:

Trying to cram your thoughts into a Tweet – we’ve all been there, and it’s a pain.

In January 2016, it reported that Twitter was in a row to internal tests for longer tweets and seeing a limit as high as 10,000 characters. Additionally, a higher character limit was encourage by how people use Twitter when writing in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

The two Twitter’s employees wrote.

In all markets, when people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters and actually have some to spare, we see more people tweeting.

Furthermore, the 140-character limit originated from the use of SMS text messages. Twitter’s founders, including Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, wanted a limit just below the SMS cap of 160 characters.

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