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Welcome to a world with 280-character tweets

Welcome to a world with 280-character tweets

Twitter hopes that the expanded limit will get more people tweeting more, helping its lackluster user growth. Many prominent figures who use the platform blasted the new 280-character limit, citing concerns that the new length will take away from the speed and character of Twitter.

The company started testing the longer tweet limit with a small group of users in September. Timrasett along with another user going by name HackneyYT broke Twitter's character limit with a message that begins "People!"

In a blog post, Twitter product manager, Aliza Rosen, shared the news about the bump to 280 characters for all along with some background information on what the company found during the testing period and why it's moving forward with the change.

Though neither user has offered any details on the exact method they used to send out this monster tweet, some have speculated that the use of certain URL suffixes (such as.cc) is what allowed for the exploit.

The roll-out includes all languages except Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

From Twitter's perspective early tests have been a success, with the social giant noting that where historically 9% of tweets in English used to hit the character limit, this dropped to just 1% when the 280-limit was applied.

"As a result, your timeline reading experience should not substantially change, you'll still see about the same amount of Tweets in your timeline". This shows that more space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a Tweet, so they could say what they want to say, and send Tweets faster than before.

'It was a temporary effect and didn't last long.

What's more, users with access to 280-character tweets ultimately spent more time on the service - a metric that should make investors happy. We expect to see some of this novelty effect spike again with this week's launch and expect it to resume to normal behaviour soon after'. Now every Twitter user - from first-day users to President Donald Trump - will have twice the room to share their thoughts.

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