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Twitter 280 character limit test trial met with a ‘no’

Last night Twitter shared that it’s testing an increased character length for tweets from 140 to 280 with a few users and some Twitter users who got this message basically said ‘No, Jack’, with many pointing out how many other features they really need from the social media platform, for example, an edit button:

Twitter had other plans clearly, with its Senior Software Engineer,Ikuhiro Ihara, writing on their blog:

“We understand since many of you have been Tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters – we felt it, too. But we tried this, saw the power of what it will do, and fell in love with this new, still brief, constraint.”

Uhm, yeah. That’s what made it fun! Being able to play the battle of wits and get your point across in those 140 characters. That’s what makes you Twitter, Twitter.

You don’t have to use up all the characters even if this rolls out to everyone, but just knowing you have more character space will force you to. Oh man, here comes the BS :/

Tweeps took to Twitter to give it a piece of their mind:


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