Twitter to double length of its tweets to 280 characters per message

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 12:02 hrs

New Delhi: Twitter is to double the length of characters per tweet from 140 characters to 280.

Twitter said on Tuesday that it would begin a test with a random sample of users allowing them to send tweets that are as long as 280 characters, double the existing cap, in most languages around the world.

The tech company has stood by its short messaging template in the past but the company said it was trialing the new system as it said users tweeting in English and Spanish struggled to express themselves.

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