Twitter trolls itself on completely new 280 character limit

Twitter doubles its character limit

Twitter rolled out a 280 character limit for most of its users Tuesday, in addition to, predictably, lots of people are unhappy.

of which doubles the original 140 character limit of which Twitter has maintained since the idea launched in 2006.

Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) began testing longer tweets in late September, in addition to found of which once the novelty of tweeting longer wore off, most people from the test group didn’t use all of the available characters. According to the company, only 5% of tweets sent by people from the 280-character test group were longer than 140 characters, in addition to just 2% were over 190 characters.

Many users complained about the initial tests. currently of which just about everyone’s got 280 characters to work with, more people say they’re frustrated or confused by the decision. Others are using completely new characters to make jokes.

additional people were curious about how the completely new parameters will change the way people interact on the platform.

The big question on everyone’s mind is usually how President Donald Trump, an avid Twitter user, will use the expanded space. The president tweeted two messages Tuesday of which went beyond the old 140 character limit.

however another Trump doesn’t appear to like the change. Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted a critique of the expanded character limit — although he used 195 characters to do so.

sy88pgw (San Francisco) First published November 7, 2017: 5:25 PM ET

Twitter trolls itself on completely new 280 character limit

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