Twitter Officially Launched 280 Character Tweets: Twitter, the microblogging social networking website has officially rolled out the 280 character tweets for all the users. The social networking service’s character limit has now officially doubled for all of its Roman-alphabet users. The company had first announced the controversial plan to move beyond its traditional 140 characters back in September.
At the time of its original announcement, the company cited data backing up its decision that referenced how the character constraints impacted users differently, depending on their language. Twitter said that those who tweeted in languages like Japanese, Korean and Chinese were able to express around double the amount of information in a single character, compared with users who spoke English, Spanish, Portuguese or French, for example.
Twitter Officially Launched 280 Character Tweets to Every Supported Launguage:
“In September, we launched a test that expanded the 140 character limit so every person around the world could express themselves easily in a tweet,” said Aliza Rosen, Twitter’s product manager. She also added, “Our goal was to make this possible while ensuring we keep the speed and brevity that makes Twitter, Twitter.”
She also wrote, During the first few days of the test, many people tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel, but soon after behavior normalized. We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they tweeted more easily and more often. But importantly, people tweeted below 140 most of the time, and the brevity of Twitter remained.
Users on the site’s Chinese, Korean, and Japanese sites, on the other hand, will continue to be limited to 140 characters. When the first limit-doubling test went live, Twitter pointed out that far fewer users in those languages ever reached the site’s maximum character count, owing to how “character cramming” was less common in those languages.
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