Twitter Increases Character Limit To 280 And Users Go Into Meltdown

Twitter is trialling a new feature that enables users to post 280 character tweets, and some think it's all too much to handle.

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There's nothing worse than typing out a tweet only to realise you've used up all the 140 characters, will have to replace the word 'to' with the archaic 90s texting equivalent '2', and post in shame at your horrifying display of grammar.

Okay, well there are worse things, but for the point of this article, just go with it.

Fortunately, the brainiacs over at Twitter have decided that in order to help the world express themselves freely, it's time to increase it's platform's character limit from 140 to a whopping 280.

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At the moment, the feature is being trialled out by a select number of Twitter users, so it's unclear when the change will be rolled out worldwide. But, the move signals a major step forward in recognising that it's near impossible to condense your thoughts into the size of an old Nokia 3310 text message.

After all, according to Twitter, 0.4 per cent of tweets sent in Japanese have 140 characters, which is a considerable difference to the nine per cent of English tweets which feature 140 characters.

More space, more freedom of expression, right?

CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted (rather confusingly) about the change, congratulating his team for increasing the character limit while maintaining the company's ethos about 'brevity, speed, and essence'.

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Naturally, the Twitterverse has lost its sh*t on hearing the news, with some arguing the update will result in overly verbose messages from unwanted voices (*cough* Trump).

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Happy tweeting!

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