Nov 07 AT 5:06 PM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

Twitter rolling out 280-character tweet limit to most everyone

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It looks like Twitter was pleased with the 280-character tweet limit test that it kicked off back in September, because today the company announced that it’s rolling the limit out worldwide.

Most everyone on Twitter is now getting the 280-character tweet limit. The exceptions are users that speak Japanese, Korean, and Chinese, which will stick with the 140-character limit. That’s because “cramming is not an issue in these languages,” says Twitter.

If you’re worried that this will adversely affect your Twitter experience, the company says that there’s no need to be concerned. There were a lot of 280-character tweets during the first few days of its test, Twitter explains, but then only 5 percent of tweets were longer than 140 characters and only 2 percent were more than 190 characters.

The 280-character tweet limit is now rolling out, so you should see it shortly if you don’t already.

Source: Twitter Blog

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