‘Imagine what Trump can do’: Twitter users think 280 characters is a BAD idea | HT Tech

‘Imagine what Trump can do’: Twitter users think 280 characters is a BAD idea

A higher character limit was inspired by how people use Twitter when writing in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, the company said.

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: Sep 28 2017, 10:26 IST
People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture.
People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture. (Reuters File Photo)

The days of Twitter Inc limiting messages to 140 characters, a signature of the social network since its launch in 2006, may be numbered.

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.

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Many Twitter users reacted to the news by lamenting the loss of brevity while some warned the micro-blogging website's founder Jack Dorsey of how Donald Trump can do even more 'damage' with 280 characters.

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(With agency inputs)

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First Published Date: 27 Sep, 12:32 IST
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