I was super excited to know that I am one of those Twitter users who can enjoy the new characters limit. For it means wordier messages, no shorthands and lots and lots of emojis. 🎉 The announcement to double the character limit to 280 was made yesterday.
However, not every Twitter user will be able to use the new limit just yet. According to the official resources, Twitter has selected only a small number of accounts to test the new long tweet feature.
Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters?
We’re trying something new with a small group, and increasing the character limit to 280! Excited about the possibilities? Read our blog to find out how it all adds up. https://t.co/C6hjsB9nbL
— Twitter (@Twitter) September 26, 2017
I am huge Twitter fan and love its preciseness. At the same time, I love emojis, and I always try adding as many emoji characters as I can. 🙌
However, at times, the 140 character limit barred me from doing this. I had to struggle to fit both the Tweet and the emojis related to it. The new character limit brings a great relief because now I not only enjoy wordier messages but can add as many emojis in it. Yuppieee… 🎉
To know that you have access to the new Twitter character limit or not, log into your Twitter accounts and hit the Tweet button. If you find a circular icon, it means you can write long messages. Also, when you start writing the circle starts filling in blue color just like any timeline would do. I loved this new UI, and the overall user experience has been significantly improved.
Here’s how the new Twitter limit appears:
I am not so sure how the community will react to this new feature. Some may like it; some may not! People do speculate that Twitter might head towards long posts just like Facebook. But I’m not an advocate of this approach.
However, I’d love to hear your feedback about it. Can you write up to 280 characters? What’s your opinion? You can post your comments below.