For the first time, Twitter has increased the limit for the number of characters per tweet. Recent times have been tested with some users, and now Twitter has announced that it will be available to everyone.
For years, Twitter has used a 140-character limit, but from today this has been increased to 280 characters for everyone. The change is mainly done to make tweeting easier so you do not have to send more than two tweets. The test of recent times proved successful.
Twitter says initially that it was scared that people with the increased limit would only post long tweets, but that did not prove to be the case. Only 5% of the tweets of people who already had the elevated limit contained more than 140 characters. For Twitter reason enough, so to scramble the limit for everyone.
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