Twitter finally increased tweet character limit from 140 to 280 for all languages.

Back in September this year, Twitter increased the
character limit for tweets from 140 to 280 for selected languages. Read here.
Fast-forward to November, the social media platform is making the increased
tweet character limit available
to everyone around the world, no matter the language.

 Twitter said today that having tested the newly expanded
character limit on selected languages, it is proud to announce that it is
making the service available to all languages. It said that while the test was
being carried out, it observed that many people tweeted the full 280 characters
because it was new, but soon after behavior normalized and people were tweeting
below the new 280 character limit. According to Twitter, “During the first
few days of the test many people tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new
and novel, but soon after behavior normalized (more on this below). We saw when
people needed to use more than 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 said the change was necessitated by listening to
user problems, understanding how to improve the quality of services,
implementing the changes and listening to users’ feedback.
The statement however reads that “Japanese, Korean,
and Chinese will continue to have 140 characters because cramming is not an
issue in these languages” It said the three languages have always been
able to say much in their tweets because of the density of their writing
system. The new 280
tweet character limit has since been made available to tweets in English.

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