Twitter announced on Tuesday that it will be launching its new 280 character limit for users in most countries, which means every individual throughout the world could express themselves easily in a Tweet. Now, Twitter users can tweet in 280 characters.
The company says its goal was to release this new feature while keeping the speed and brevity. The company has successfully achieved this goal and will roll out to all languages were stuffing was an issue.
In September, the social media service launched a test that extended the 140 character limit, with only a small group of users. The company was testing the new feature in several languages including English. Other languages including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tweets will continue to be limited to 140 characters as these are more expressive.
Some Twitter users complained that longer tweets could be disturbed the flow of their newsfeeds. Other users griped that Twitter should focus on managing other problems including online harassment and misinformation.
On Tuesday, the company revealed that the 280 character limit didn’t decrease the speed of the service.
Twitter product manager Aliza Rosen wrote in a blog post, “We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters; they tweeted more easily and more often. But importantly, people Tweeted below 140 most of the time and brevity of Twitter remained.”
The company wants to make its service more user-friendly as it has struggled to grow its user base in the past few years.