"In our testing, we have seen strong engagement levels with Tweets that are above 140 characters but ultimately, the best Tweets will come down to quality of language and content, whether the Tweet is 80, 180 or 280 characters", said Leanne Gibson, acting managing director at Twitter Canada.
Twitter Inc. is ending its 140-character limit - and giving almost everyone 280 characters. We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they Tweeted more easily and more often.
Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit - and giving almost everyone 280 characters. Those people also got more followers, spent more time on the platform and interacted more with other users on the service, the company added.
Rozen said during the testing period, only 5% of tweets topped the 140-character limit, and only 2% went beyond 190 characters.
The move follows a trial among a small group of users which started in September in response to criticism that it was not easy enough to tweet. The average tweet length in Japanese is just 15 characters.
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"This reflects the challenge of fitting a thought into a tweet, often resulting in lots of time spent editing and even at times abandoning tweets before sending", Ms Rosen said. The change was made to give people more space to express themselves in certain languages where the company felt the 140 restriction was limiting.
Twitter says historically 9% of tweets in English hit the character limit, but after expanding to 280 for beta testers, the number dropped to 1%. It was a temporary effect and didn't last long. We expect to see some of this novelty effect spike again with this week's launch and expect it to resume to normal behaviour soon after'.
Most languages will now have twice as many characters to say what they want on Twitter. We're you concerned at first, but now don't mind?