Twitter Enables 280-Character Long Tweets For All

Twitter’s 280-character limit for tweets has hit the world today. The company test-launched this feature in September for select accounts and now, after testing, the expanded tweets capability is available to all the Twitteratis.

Twitter, via a blog post, stated,

“Our goal was to make this possible while ensuring we keep the speed and brevity that makes Twitter, Twitter. Looking at all the data, we’re excited to share we’ve achieved this goal and are rolling the change out to all languages where cramming was an issue. More space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a tweet, so they could say what they want to say, and send Tweets faster than before.”

Statistics of the 280-character test | Source: Twitter
The languages that are not included in the 280-character slab are Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The company claims that “…cramming is not an issue in these languages. In fact, these languages have always been able to say more with their Tweets because of the density of their writing systems.”

This will definitely make it easier for millions of users to express themselves and as the company guarantees for retaining the brevity, this looks like a great move. However, there will be a definite loss in the creativity of millions because now they don’t have to be as creative as they were earlier for conveying a long piece of information.

Another possible drawback of this feature is that a good percentage of tweets, especially the long ones, will now go unread and may irritate many along-with making the site to function slow. For this, Twitter assures that the site will remain fast-moving and users will like this feature.

Well, if you are a hardcore Twitterati like our Social Media team, you may feel a little more freedom to express your views and share information but yes, this may hurt your creativity. Let’s see where it takes us all.


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