You Can Now Use 280 Characters On Twitter

Twitter has announced that the 280 character limit for tweets is being rolled out to all Twitter users after being tested since September. This is what Twitter said about the testing:

During the first few days of the test many people Tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel, but soon after behavior normalized (more on this below). We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they Tweeted more easily and more often. But importantly, people Tweeted below 140 most of the time and the brevity of Twitter remained.

We’ll see how well this goes. I expect to see everything from US politics done in more characters on Twitter to sports fans cheering on their teams or wanting their coaches fired in more detail. This might be interesting to watch.

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