Twitter plans to increase the characters number in tweets from140 to 280 for the majority of users, that means different countries/ language users will have different character limits to tweet.


According to a report, tweets written in Japanese, Chinese and Korean, which the single character can convey more information have different limit of tweet characters but the limit is not revealed yet.


The criticism of a small tweet user group caused the move, their complain was that it is not easy enough to tweet, and the change is part of Witter’s plan to attract new users and increase growth.


The social media site said in a blog post, During the test only 5% of tweets sent were longer than 140 characters and only 2% more than 190.


Also it added that those who did use the longer tweets, got more followers, more engagement and spent more time on the site.   


“We saw when people needed to use more that 140 characters, they tweeted more easily and more often. But importantly, people tweeted below 140 most of the time and the brevity of Twitter remained.”

Twitter says 9% of tweets in English hit the character limits.


The announcement came with criticism, and demanding rather they would see changes on a crackdown on hate crime and bots, and the introduction of a chronological timeline and edit function.


By the comparison, site with 330 m has so lese number of users than Instagram with 800 million and Facebook with 2 billion users.   

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