Here is how anyone can tweet in 280 characters right now


While some users enjoyed the news of this change, other implied that a greater character limit can allow the trolls to take advantage of new character limit to post disturbing content.

That's vital for the social media company, which has been under pressure from Wall Street to jump-start its user growth, which has stagnated globally at 328 million this year. For those who prefer not to have additional apps installed, you could grab the new tweet limit by tweaking some settings in Chrome.

Twitter says it's testing the 280-character limit with a small group of users - and that the limit will remain 140 characters in Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

The company explained in the blog post how people ran into the 140 words limit, especially in English language where as people writing their tweets in other languages like Japanese, Korean, Chinese etc had much more room to share their thoughts and get the word out.

Increasing the character limit to eliminate the constraints that it says have prevented some users from using the service more often.

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Most Japanese tweets are 15 characters while most English tweets are 34.

This comes after many people over the years have complained over the limited characters they have to tweet. She used English and Japanese as an example, stating that 140 words proved more frustrating for users fluent in the former language. "And at the same time maintaining our brevity, speed, and essence!" said Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet, among the first in the 280 format.

The move by Twitter could also be rendered moot by lifestyle changes brought about by trends in voice-commanded digital assistants, said Gartner analyst Brian Blau.

But Twitter users have noticed that with a small tweak, it's easy for anyone to activate 280-character tweets right now.

Depending on how the increase is implemented, Twitter risks harming the relationship it has with is base users, Kurtzman said. Knowing this fact, a lot of hassle has been created among the users who are also willing to try out the new 280 characters feature. Now that we've ditched the 140-character limit, what's to stop the company from expanding to 1000 characters or removing the character limit completely?

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