Need more room? Twitter testing 280-character limit
September 27, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Need more room to type those deep thoughts? Twitter is testing a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling the current length restriction that's been in place since the company's founding 11 years ago.
The test is being made available to a small subset of users and applies to languages other than Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. That's because in those languages, Twitter notes, you can convey about double the amount of information in one character as you can in others.
The original 140-character limit was created so tweets would fit in a single text message back when people u...