Twitter expands its character cap to 280 characters per tweet for most users

Twitter expands its character cap to 280 characters per tweet for most users
Twitter announced today that it is satisfied with the test it started in September that allowed some users to double the character cap on tweets from 140 to 280. The new character limit for most Twitter users globally is now officially 280 characters per tweet. During the test period, people still kept under 140 characters, and as Twitter put it, "the brevity of Twitter remained." The number of English language tweets that hit the limit dropped from 9% to 1% with the expanded cap. Twitter says that this reflects users editing posts less often with the new higher limit.

Twitter says that with the 280 character limit, it expects users to have an easier time fitting their thoughts inside a tweet. In addition, during the test run, those who used the extra cap space to increase the size of their tweets received more Likes, Retweets, and @mentions. They also got more followers.

It is important to note that those writing in Japanese, Chinese and Korean will continue to have a 140 character cap. It takes fewer characters in those languages to say something that would take many more characters to express in other languages.

The new expanded character cap might not hit your device immediately. Be patient and soon you'll be tweeting all of your mind, not just half of it.

source: Twitter



1. jodeci888

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2009


2. gamehead unregistered

I'm still at 140. Give us editing ffs.

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

More space to spam hashtags. Yeiiii!

4. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

All they needed to do was expand the count to 143 chars. I always need just a few more.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Great. So now do we not only have to put up with twice the space for Trump to make an ass of himself, we have to deal with all the late night talk show hosts making the same exact joke I just did.

6. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

If you sir, cry because MSM can not explain you , what Trump wanted to say, but don't want to read what exactly Trump have said.... There is fix for you. Just read and listen MSM and don't read Trump's tweets. I can understand why MSM media are mad(cause no more can manipulate ppl, like before), but I don't understand what is your problem?

8. mikehunta727 unregistered

Found the part time paid Russian shill

9. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Liar. Stop with your dirty manipulations.

13. Peacetoall unregistered

He can only lie. dude is so pathetic Liar all he does is bring fake misleading sources and assumptions. Just like he is defending iphone X with that fake sell out displaymate source. Lmao

11. Peacetoall unregistered

So now every conservative and libertarians are now Russian. Nice assumption dude . This is the only problem with today liberals. Im a Indian and actually supported trump because of his policies does that makes me Russian too.the only reason liberals lost the election because you wen't far too left. All those antifa riot SJW emotions , identity politics cost you the election. It looks like Even Indian liberal like me can understand your US politics far better than you.

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