Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters? 🤔— Twitter (@Twitter) September 26, 2017
We’re trying something new with a small group, and increasing the character limit to 280! Excited about the possibilities? Read our blog to find out how it all adds up. 👇https://t.co/C6hjsB9nbL
- Why? Twitter's own research shows found the current 140-character limit is "a major cause of frustration" for users who tweet in English, but not in other languages such as Japanese/Korean/Chinese.
- The longer 280-character limit is only available to a select group of users for now.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey:
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
high-quality person Chrissy Teigen:
literally my only talent was being able to think of tweets exactly 140 characters long. i don't know if I will be able to alter this to 280.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 26, 2017
Kermit the Frog:
A small group can now tweet 280 characters instead of 140. Let's hope Trump is NOT a member of this small group. https://t.co/MNlhXFOSUW— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 26, 2017
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe:
Good news everyone! We won't do anything to stop racists, Nazis, or nuclear-actual-fucking-war, but some people get 280 characters! https://t.co/Av8e6lC2G5— Cassandra (@ChrisWarcraft) September 26, 2017
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