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Twitter have doubled their character limit, but will it really change anything?

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Feel that? A shift in the world as we know it? That’s Twitter casually doubling their character limit to 140, fundamentally changing the social network as we know it.

After a brief trial period where a select few users were given the option to double up the length of their tweets, they’ve officially rolled out the feature for all users. Effective immediately, so do your worst.

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Without so much as a warning, Twitter have doubled their character limit to 280 today. That’s right, you can rant for almost an entire paragraph now.

As to what kind of changes this will actually enact – probably none. Since Twitter was popularised, users have found a score of ways to get around the 140 character limit.

Be it an image showing a large amount of text, excessive abbreviations or even, you know, two tweets, if someone ever wanted to make a longer point, they always could.


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November 8, 2017

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