Twitter To Extend Character Limit To 280!
Social micro-blogging site Twitter might be extending its characters limit to 280 (double its current limit).
Twitter’s character limit, which imitates the 160 character limit for SMS, has always been set at 140 characters since inception.
The new update is made for users who have challenges tweeting what they want to say in Languages like English.
Languages like Korean, Chinese and Japanese are excluded from this extension as their characters allow them to say a lot with fewer characters.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey tested out the proposed extension with this tweet on Tuesday.
This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thoughtful the team has been in solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet. And at the same time maintaining our brevity, speed, and essence! https://t.co/TuHj51MsTu— jack (@jack) September 26, 2017