Twitter doubling impression extent to 280 for users

Twitter announced Tuesday that it will strictly double the number of characters permitted to users for tweets.

The association explained that it suspicion a pierce – initial tested among a smaller organisation of users in Sep – would be useful given that 9 percent of tweets strike a prior 140-character limit.

Avid tweeters such as President Trump were mostly forced to send mixed tweets to demonstrate their thoughts on a singular theme given a constrictions of a prior limit.

According to investigate Twitter conducted, only 1 percent of a 280-character extent tweets strike a new max.

Twitter explained after contrast a 280-character extent that “people indispensable to use some-more than 140 characters, they Tweeted some-more simply and some-more often.”

The association also preemptively addressed concerns that a structure of Twitter would change from a new impression limit.

“We – and many of we – were endangered that timelines might fill adult with 280 impression Tweets, and people with a new extent would always use adult a whole space. But that didn’t happen,” Twitter said.

“As a result, your timeline reading knowledge should not almost change, you’ll still see about a same volume of Tweets in your timeline.”

Twitter pronounced that a new impression extent won’t be permitted to Japanese, Korean or Chinese-language tweets.

“In fact, these languages have always been means to contend some-more with their Tweets since of a firmness of their essay systems,” Twitter explained in a post.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had called a strange 140-character extent an arbitrary outcome of a 160-character extent for content messaging. 

The strange impression extent was innate from Twitter wise a tweets into SMS’s 160-character extent behind when a association was founded in 2006 and still relied on content messages as a approach for users to send and see tweets. The remaining 20 were indifferent for a user’s Twitter ID.

The association has been acid for new ways to boost rendezvous and attract users as a stalled expansion has unhappy investors on Wall Street over a past several years. Twitter has also done moves into live streaming for sports and other vital events in try to enhance a business.

The company’s batch has reported some success in new quarters, and is trade only brief of a 52-week high of $20.18 a share.

Updated: 4:47 p.m.

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