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Twitter is Testing a New 280 Character Limit—And Twitter Users Are Not Happy.

After spending the last 10 years training our brains to think in 140 characters, Twitter has decided to test a new 280 character limit and as you can imagine, a lot of people are not happy.

The company announced that they are testing this experiment with a small group — especially users whose language is not Japanese, Chinese or Korean because you can say much more in certain languages than the others.
For example:
Twitter, you are mad (English)
Twitter, O jẹ aṣiwere (Yoruba)
Twitter, Ị na-agba agba (Igbo)
Twitter, Kai mahaukaci ne. (Hausa)
Twitter, 너 너 미쳤어. (Korea)

Frankly speaking, the new 280 character limit is way better than the 10,000 character limit that was rumored last year.
What do you think? Do you welcome the extra 140 characters?

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5 comments on “Twitter is Testing a New 280 Character Limit—And Twitter Users Are Not Happy.

  1. Codecjay says:

    You didn’t get the Igbo correct.
    Ị na-agba agba (Igbo
    I na-agba Ara
    Meanwhile, they should just increase the damn thing, it’s too stressful trying to cut short your words so as to make your tweet complete the way you want it to be.

  2. Rapsowdee says:

    160 would have better though !
    But they’re not forcing users to use all 280 characters “tipa-tipa” na…
    “Ess a stin ofz shoice”

  3. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, 240 IS THE WAY. LET’S GO THERE, TWITTER, BRING IT ON…

  4. ★彡 BATMAN 彡★ says:

    Another useless Twitter update. What about a timed edit feature? Quoting tweets with photos? Saving gifs to camera roll? Eh?

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