People on twitter will no longer feel stranded while sharing their views as the micro blogging platform has officially announced to double the character limit from 140 to 280. You may have encountered the new update by now, if not be sure that it is going to reach you any time.
Most of the users were anxiously waiting for the new feature since the news broke in late September this year. It was the time when company rolled out a trial run for a selected community of people who mostly protested the change and consequently started writing long tweets.
All Twitter users will now be tweeting up to 280 characters except those Asian countries for whom 140 is also more than enough; that is China, Japan and Korea.
280 Characters Test Run
Twitter shared the results of an early test as Aliza Rosen, Product Manager Twitter said via blog post:
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.
In the test run, however, people did not take any advantage of the revised Twitter character limit. According to data published by the social media company 9% of tweets in English hit the original 140-character limit but only 1% of tweets with the extended character count i.e. 280 characters hit the limit.
Twitter – An Effective Platform
Twitter has become the ultimate platform for political leaders, business leaders, corporates, journalists and for all those intellectuals who want to share their views of their meaningful cause. Twitter has become a leading social media platform for those intellects who have the common sense to share their thoughts in an appropriate manner.
Twitter is one of the leading social networks for expressing views on important social causes. Doubling character limit will be surely helpful for many Twitter users. Keep tweeting and keep expressing!