twitter is really upgrading its character for those who find it heard in tweeting more, now you can tweet with 240 characters now.
Twitter has now officially started rolling out the 280 characters update for all users around the world. However, the 140 characters limit would still apply to the languages such as Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Twitter says Asian languages are able to fit more thoughts into fewer characters.
According to Twitter official post, the extended word limit would help users to express their thoughts more deeply having more words limit. During 140 characters limit, almost 9% of the tweets hit the character limit barrier while conducting the tests with 280 characters only 1% of the tweets reached 280 characters which shows people can have enough space to share their thoughts in an expressive way without hitting the limit. It will also save time for users by not sending multiple tweets to discuss the matter, said Twitter.
In the meantime, expanding the character limit could also impact the fastest communication on the network urging users to post comprehensive paragraphs, where they were only able to post few words before.
But it seems people now have the real flavor of Twitter, they are now very much used to the network and its dynamics. Most people would still underutilize the extended characters limit.
According to Twitter, most people during the tests who had given the option of 280 characters didn’t use it. Only 5% of the tweets during the testing phase exceeded 140 characters and merely 2% exceeded 190 characters. But Twitter ensures the smooth and fast communication and said your timeline reading experience wouldn’t affect by the increased limit thinking that it would take more space per tweet and eventually affect reach, you will see the same amount of tweets in your timeline, said Twitter.