If you are a Twitter user and frequently went through the process of condensing your tweet to fit the platform’s character limit, here is a very good news for you. In fact, the news comes in just after few weeks when Twitter expanded the character limit for a tweet to 140 in September.
EASY TWEETING ON TWITTER
The sole point of Twitter in setting a character limit to your tweets is to maintain Brevity – being VERY precise in what you are expressing.
However, 140 character limit was still a pain to fit our complete thought in a tweet. We resort to either splitting up the tweet into 2 or more tweets or cram the tweets by rephrasing it.
In a blog post, Twitter announced that after a test globally, they have rolled out the service with 280 character limit for tweets for all languages with Japanese, Korean and Chinese being exceptions.
According to the company,
Japanese, Korean, and Chinese will continue to have 140 characters because cramming is not an issue in these languages. In fact, these languages have always been able to say more with their Tweets because of the density of their writing systems.
With the 280 character limit coming into play, many advantages come along with it. Primarily, you never again have to edit your tweets more often as you got much more access to the page. As a matter of fact, you get to publish the tweets much faster than in the past.
Excited to share that after weeks of extensive data analysis and feedback, we’re expanding our character limit to 280! Read more about what we learned and how we came to this decision here: https://t.co/BcJnnpedjf
— Aliza Rosen (@alizar) November 7, 2017
With that being said, Twitter also mentioned few interesting details of the research. During the test phase, only 5% of tweets crossed 140 characters and only a 1% grain of tweets crossed 190 characters.
Hence, Twitter says,
As a result, your timeline reading experience should not substantially change, you’ll still see about the same amount of Tweets in your timeline.
We’re definitely sure that this is a big and much-awaited rollout and the Twitter test group felt tweeting very easy after the character limit expansion. How about you?