Twitter has increased it’s character limits to 280!
After 11 years, Twitter has doubled it’s previous character limit so now you can tweet longer without replying to yourself. But I’m still waiting for the edit button.
Sige lang, gawin mo lahat ng gusto mo, ilabas mo lahat ng galit mo, isigaw mo ang gusto mong isigaw dahil walang magbabawal sayo, walang lim
— MJ Pineda (@MJPph) January 23, 2017
This new character limit was on a limited trial for a few Twitter Users late last september, and now it’s available to almost all users except for Japanese, Korean or Chinese users since they convey much more with less characters. Also from a numerical countdown they changed it to a circle that fills up for every character you enter.
The 140 character limit that they had before was based on SMS limits which is 160 characters per text so they allotted 20 characters for the username and 140 for the Tweet.
Historically 1 out of 10 English tweets reach the character limit, and with the new limit that dropped to 1 percent. Weirdly during the trial only 5% of Tweets sent were longer than 140 characters and only 2% were over 190 characters.
So what do you think about the new change, do you like it, leave your thoughts below.