Twitter to experiment 280 words
Twitter has recently announced its excursion plan to double the maximum tweet words to 280 characters.
Yea, they’re getting to realise it could be somewhat tight for users to rely on 140 words only, in a period which social media users are fond of pouring out their heart and asset on the pages of social media. To stay up with time, perhaps the company would eventually do away with some of its core tradition, particularly 140 word limit.
But according to Twitter, the change is minor from a technical standpoint. Or well, to make light of what looked like the company balking under pressure.
This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thoughtful the team has been in solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet. And at the same time maintaining our brevity, speed, and essence! https://t.co/TuHj51MsTu
— jack (@jack) 26 September 2017
Twitter has been struggling to boost user engagement for the last couple of years, and its tweet character limitation has been the subject of a longstanding debate among customers and company insiders.