More Characters on Twitter


On Nov. 7, 2017, Twitter announced it would double the characters allowed per tweet. Previously, a tweet could not be more than 140 characters.

The new 280 count tweets will be available to nearly all the 40 languages supported on Twitter. It will not be available for posts written in Korean, Chinese, or Japanese.

This is the first time Twitter has changed the character count since it was launched in 2006. The reason the social media giant limited the length of posts was because it needed to fit in a text which allows 160 characters, 140 characters for the post and 20 for the username.

Written by Jeanette Smith


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