Twitter increases tweet character limited to 280 characters

After a decade since its launch, Twitter has finally increased its tweet character limit to 280. The micro-blogging site has increased the tweet character limit to 280 characters. This feature is currently under testing and is available to selected, small group of users as of now.

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140 Characters Tweet (Left). 280 Characters Tweet (Right) Source : Twitter Blog

“We see that a small percent of Tweets sent in Japanese have 140 characters (only 0.4%). But in English, a much higher percentage of Tweets have 140 characters (9%). Most Japanese Tweets are 15 characters while most English Tweets are 34. Our research shows us that the character limit is a major cause of frustration for people Tweeting in English, but it is not for those Tweeting in Japanese. Also, 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 – which is awesome!”, the company said in a blog post.

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