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Twitter planning to increase its character limit to 280

Twitter is planning to double its 140 character limit.

Twitter introduced it is trying out out a brand new function with a "small staff" of other folks: a doubled character limit.

The corporate says 140 characters might not be sufficient room for other people to specific themselves. In a weblog put up, Twitter shared some of its product research in regards to the 140 character limit. It kind of feels just about each language supported on Twitter — save for Jap, Chinese language, and Korean — runs up in opposition to that 140 mark time and time once more.

In languages like Jap, Korean, and Chinese language you'll put across about double the quantity of knowledge in a single character as you'll in lots of different languages, like English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French. … We see small % of Tweets despatched in Jap have 140 characters (simplest 0.4%). However in English, a far upper share of Tweets have 140 characters (9%). … Our analysis presentations us that the character limit is a significant reason for frustration for other folks Tweeting in English, however it's not for the ones Tweeting in Jap.

Sooner than you get too excited (or extremely pissed off) by means of the trade, know this: Twitter has but to roll out the function to everybody. The corporate says it'll be gathering information and comments from its take a look at staff earlier than it makes any adjustments.

Even though we really feel assured about our information and the certain affect this alteration can have, we would like to check it out with a small staff of other folks earlier than we come to a decision to release to everybody.

Finally, Twitter says it plans to stay everybody posted relating to this imaginable trade in character limit, so stay your eye on that @Twitter account!


Are you taking a look ahead to having extra characters to specific your ideas (and scorching takes) on Twitter or do yo need the carrier to stay issues proper the place they're? Give us a shout within the feedback or — even higher — over on Twitter!


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