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Twitter is Trialling a 280 Character Limit & People Aren't Happy


Another day, another new feature for social media users to hate...today we bring you Twitter's latest shenanigans regarding Tweet character limits. 

Twitter is a place for people to Tweet news, thoughts and nonsense in a concise, of-the-moment matter. The character limit has always been at 140 characters to keep tweets of a concise, short nature and it's never really had any complaints before - apart from when you are forced to make a grammatical crime (goodbye comma that should 100% be in this sentence...) to fit your tweet into the limit. 

If users wish to express views in a longer, paragraph style, they can do so by heading to Facebook, using things like TwitLonger, or sharing a screenshot of what they want to say on Notes for example.

Twitter are trialling something which many didn't think would ever happen (and something people haven't actually asked for, unlike other features *cough* Edit Tweet button).

The app are trialling a 280-character limit on a select few accounts, and the post on Twitter's blog announcing the potential change reads: 

"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)."

Upon discovering the trials of the new feature, it's safe to say the people of Twitter have voiced their opinions. Some are being pretty funny with their responses...








And some are downright against the idea...




What are your thoughts on #280Characters?




An aspiring journalist, Laura is our Content Writer.  Pop-punk gig-goer and drag queen enthusiast, Laura is working her way into the industry with a love of writing about anything and everything in tow. Find her daily musings on twitter @Songbird_Lauras


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Twitter is Trialling a 280 Character Limit & People Aren't Happy Reviewed by Laura Sewell on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Rating: 5

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