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Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Horlufemi(m): 6:41am On Nov 08, 2017
Twitter has always been limited to 140 characters, which is a holdover from its days as an SMS service. However, earlier this year Twitter started making noise about potentially raising that limit. It began testing an expanded 280 character limit in September, and now that feature is rolling out to everyone. Worried? Twitter says don't sweat it.


According to Twitter, fears that a 280 character limit would ruin the brevity of Twitter are unfounded. Its evidence: this graph.



About 9% of tweets bump up against the 140 character limit, but of course, that doesn't include all the tweets that are never sent because people can't say what they want. After enabling 280 characters on a small number of accounts, Twitter says that only 1% of people hit the limit. It was also rare for people to get anywhere near 280 characters—only 2% of Tweets were over 190 characters. Tweets with the 280 limit also got more likes and retweets than tweets limited to 140 characters.



The new 280 character limit is already hitting the official app, web interface, and Tweetdeck for users in most countries. Instead of a character count, you have a small circle that fills up as you type. However, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese will continue to have the 140 character limit because space is not an issue in these more dense languages. Third-party apps were not able to integrate longer tweets during the test, but presumably that will be an option soon.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/07/twitter-rolling-280-character-limit-everyone/

cc: mynd44, lalasticlala, Seun, ishilove, blueAgent, TonyeBarcanista

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Celcius: 6:44am On Nov 08, 2017
Ah!!!!
Finally.
Next should be Nairaland, because nothing has changed (except from one wicked MOD to another) since it was founded.

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Eggcelent(m): 7:00am On Nov 08, 2017
Good Development. Kudos
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Arian11(m): 7:12am On Nov 08, 2017
more rubbish for people to type . cool

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Amberon11: 7:12am On Nov 08, 2017
good news
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by modelmike7(m): 7:12am On Nov 08, 2017
Okay. next........
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Settingz321(m): 7:12am On Nov 08, 2017
Nice now i can yab Buhari better

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by coolestchris(m): 7:12am On Nov 08, 2017
chill
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by KingsleyCEO: 7:12am On Nov 08, 2017
President Bubu and APC Change is finally working... grin grin where is uncle Lie?

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by nwaokeleme100(m): 7:12am On Nov 08, 2017
This is good competition, Instagram watch your back!!!
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by okonja(m): 7:13am On Nov 08, 2017
It is a ghen ghen grin grin
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Factfinder1(m): 7:13am On Nov 08, 2017
Celcius:
Ah!!!!
Finally.
Next should be Nairaland, because nothing has changed (except from one wicked MOD to another) since it was founded.

U no get chill thus early morning

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by olamil43: 7:13am On Nov 08, 2017
Hurray for those who known how to use it
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by KingsleyCEO: 7:15am On Nov 08, 2017
Celcius:
Ah!!!!
Finally.
Next should be Nairaland, because nothing has changed (except from one wicked MOD to another) since it was founded.

If I say you nor well, nor ask me why? Lala and his cohorts must hear this grin grin grin grin

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by coolshegs10(m): 7:15am On Nov 08, 2017
Now we'll get to hear more lengthy stories; like that of a madam driving a black highlander angry

This is an opportunity to tell us how it started & ended. undecided

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by festwiz(m): 7:15am On Nov 08, 2017
Bullies can now insult people 140 characters more...

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by lilfreezy: 7:16am On Nov 08, 2017
Celcius:
Ah!!!!
Finally.
Next should be Nairaland, because nothing has changed (except from one wicked MOD to another) since it was founded.

Lol grin . It's disrespectful to mention nairaland and twitter in the same sentence sef. Twitter doesn't use nairaland buh nairaland uses twitter. Seun comanbeatme
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by katunboy: 7:16am On Nov 08, 2017
As in, rubbish galore don start..
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Lemonade01(m): 7:16am On Nov 08, 2017
nwaokeleme100:
This is good competition, Instagram watch your back!!!
Go school you noo go. What concerns Instagram with 280 twitter characters now!

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Thukzee01(m): 7:19am On Nov 08, 2017
Ok.....Noted
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Lummy20(m): 7:20am On Nov 08, 2017
I should fry cement

Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by morereb10: 7:21am On Nov 08, 2017
lovely
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by thesuave10(m): 7:23am On Nov 08, 2017
nwaokeleme100:
This is good competition, Instagram watch your back!!!

Watch back for what? undecided B.S.
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by morereb10: 7:24am On Nov 08, 2017
Celcius:
Ah!!!!
Finally.
Next should be Nairaland, because nothing has changed (except from one wicked MOD to another) since it was founded.


Watin you want make Nairaland do for you?

The last time I checked, there is no limit to how many characters you can comment on nairaland.


watin you want oooooooooooo

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Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by thesuave10(m): 7:25am On Nov 08, 2017
Lemonade01:
Go school you noo go. What concerns Instagram with 280 twitter characters now!

Lol.. The nwaokeleme100 dude Is a foolish village man
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by stano2(m): 7:25am On Nov 08, 2017
for more noise and reacting
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by HAH: 7:33am On Nov 08, 2017
Twitter catch is the 140 characters, we are not writing essay that we need 280 letters, there is art in delivering message in 140 characters.

Most of the 280 character twits I read are boring, 140 is concise and hitting the hammer
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by Nobody: 7:37am On Nov 08, 2017
OKAY NAW
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by knight05(m): 7:40am On Nov 08, 2017
grin
Re: Twitter Rolls Out 280 Characters For Everyone. by EmmaLege: 7:41am On Nov 08, 2017
Nice one kiss

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