Be Careful What You Ask For: Twitter's New #280Character Tweet Limit Receives Mixed Reviews From Users
Are you here for it, or nah?
September 27, 2017 at 2:46 pm
Twitter is famous for its 140 character limit, however, talks of lengthening the character limit have been buzzing for some time now. Twitter is finally testing a 280 character limit with some accounts, and the reactions have been mixed.
The reasoning for the switch is so that people won't have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters, but isn't that the beauty of Twitter. One thing's for sure, the trolls are about to have a field day.
Here's how Twitter users reacted to the news:
literally my only talent was being able to think of tweets exactly 140 characters long. i don't know if I will be able to alter this to 280.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 26, 2017
— Brian Barone (@brianrbarone) September 26, 2017
I didn’t get 280 characters so I have to be against it now. Those are the rules.
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) September 27, 2017
USERS: ''We want an edit button so we dont have delete tweets bc of typos'
TWITTER: Here are 280 characters for more typos''#twitter280
— Fred Ilondo (@Fredilo_) September 27, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump has been wrecking America 140 characters at a time. Imagine what he could do with 280 now.
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) September 27, 2017
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) September 27, 2017
— deray mckesson (@deray) September 27, 2017
The 280-character limit is a terrible idea. The whole beauty of Twitter is that it forces you to express your ideas concisely (1/47)
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 26, 2017
Twitter can't shorten my attention span for 8 years, then expect me to start paying attention to #280character tweets
— Otto Oubre Jr Jr (@bwill628) September 26, 2017
As a fan of keeping it short and cute, Twitter fingers are about to get really strong now. What do you all think? Is this a good move by Twitter or not? Let us know in the comments below.