Twitter is rolling out the 280 character limit to everyone

Twitter is rolling out the 280 character limit to everyone

The company said that during the trial period, people continued to tweet below 140 characters most of the time.

Twitter Canada noted, however, whether a user has access to this new character allowance depends on which language they're using in their tweet.

Social media giant Twitter has officially expanded its character count limit to 280 from 140 today. However, Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters were not given expanded character limits because it is easier to say something in a succinct space, Twitter said. After awhile, we'll stop noticing long tweets in our newsfeeds (unless they keep getting bounced to the top, in case we missed them), but right now, Twitter is rubbing a lot of people the wrong way with this move.

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It's official: After a brief test last month, Twitter is raising its iconic 140-character limit to 280.

Aliza Rosen, product manager at Twitter said: "We - and many of you - were concerned that timelines may fill up with 280 character Tweets, and people with the new limit would always use up the whole space".

One of the initial criticisms leveled at Twitter was that longer posts would ruin the user experience.

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The announcement comes just a few months after Twitter started testing a 280-character limit for a set number of users around the globe, courting concern from users who were anxious that banishing brevity would clog up their timelines. The change means America's highest-profile Twitter user, President Trump, will have more space.

Twitter previously prided itself on its limit, which forced people to edit their views and opinions and think hard about getting it all in.

The other change was that instead of the characters counting down as users type out their tweets, they now see a circle that turns blue when they start typing.

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Since returning as chief executive in 2016, Jack Dorsey has made several major changes to Twitter. If you're eager for the 280 characters you can try updating the Twitter app on your phone to see if that could speed up the process but you might just have to wait a bit for the update to reach your account.

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