Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets around the world

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Twitter’s experiment with doubling the maximum tweet length was apparently a success.

The social network is expanding support for 280-character tweets to almost every language “where cramming was an issue”. You’re still capped at 140 if you write in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, but most users now have a better chance of expressing themselves without resorting to tweetstorms or shortening wrds 2 mk thm fit.

The company has followed up a previous study with data showing that few of those with early 280-character access misused it. Only 5 percent of tweets were longer than 140 characters, and just 1 percent ran up against the new limit. Twitter expects an initial wave of people pushing the limit out of sheer curiosity (just as they did during the test run), but doesn’t expect it to last.

Source: Engadget

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