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Twitter Tests 280-Character Tweets, Users go Berserk Over What Trump can do in 280 words!

Twitter Tests 280 Character Tweets

27 September 2017, India:

Twitter is testing tweets as long as 280 characters, double the previous amount of 140. However, the feature is only available to a select few at the moment, and is not available in Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

The current character limit was “a major cause of frustration” for some users, Twitter said in a blog post.

Aliza Rosen, Product Manager, Twitter said, “We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean).

She added, “We see that a small percent of Tweets sent in Japanese have 140 characters (only 0.4%). But in English, a much higher percentage of Tweets have 140 characters (9%). Most Japanese Tweets are 15 characters while most English Tweets are 34. Our research shows us that the character limit is a major cause of frustration for people Tweeting in English, but it is not for those Tweeting in Japanese. Also, in all markets, when people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters and actually have some to spare, we see more people Tweeting – which is awesome!”

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Twitteratis went berserk and trolled Twitter for its latest update as well as US President Donald Trump. Here are few of the tweets-

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