Your tweets might soon become longer, though many say that’s not a positive change.
On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it was affording selected users a character limit of 280—double what users currently have:
Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters? ð¤
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. ðhttps://t.co/C6hjsB9nbL
— Twitter (@Twitter) September 26, 2017
Jack Dorsey, a Twitter co-founder and its chief executive, also tweeted the news:
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 6, 2017