Oh Yes!!! Twitter Increases 140 Character Limit to 280
Yepee, Twitter has finally hearkened to my prayers. The 140 characters limit required for a tweet has been increased to 280 characters. After a long decade of tweeting with 140 character limit, we can now convey our messages with characters up to 280.. Amazing isn’t it.
You can’t possibly imagine how many times i had to restructure, delete, and shorten my words in order to convey my message on twitter. For me, this is a highly welcomed development and i believe so do you all.
While Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, some users are not attracted to it the way they are attracted to Facebook mainly because of this tweet character limit but this new update will surely go a long way in luring them back again.
Though this change is being rolled out to a small group of users right now and will be available to everyone soon. The 140 character limit is a remnant of the past back when the site had a feature to send tweets over SMS. In order to fit a tweet into the 160 character limit of a single SMS, along with some extra characters, the length of a tweet was limited to 140.
But according to Twitter blog, Asian users in China, Japan and Korea won’t be given this same opportunity as the nature of their characters allow them to express themselves in fewer characters. They can’t even use all the 140 characters talk more of using 280 characters. So they will continue using the 140 character limit.