Twitter Doubles Tweet Character Limit To 280 From 140

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As of yesterday, everyone has it.

Here's a roundup of the best, worst and most gratuitous uses of 280 characters on Twitter.

English, on the other hand, does lend itself to crammed tweets with 9% of English tweets hitting the previous 140 character limit.

"We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters; they tweeted more easily and more often".

In case you're living under a rock or if you're not that much of a Twitter user, the social media world was all abuzz about the decision of the app to let go of its iconic 140-character limit and increase it to double the size at 280 characters. Previously, you could only use up to 20 characters, which, admittedly, is quite short for some names.

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In a support article published by the company, for changing display name, Twitter users can head to Profile settings on Twitter app (Android or iOS) or open Twitter.com and choose Edit Profile.

Twitter expands to 280 characters.

No reason was officially given as to why they've expanded the limit to the display name.

Celtic, for example, used their first 280-character tweet to re-emphasise their longstanding spell of dominance in Scottish football. "As a result, your timeline reading experience should not substantially change, you'll still see about the same amount of Tweets in your timeline" it added.

Since Twitter has such a large number of more profound issues, it's getting a considerable measure of fire for presenting features that appear to be inconsequential in comparison.

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