"We're doing something new: we're going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming". Well, now that's changed, because Twitter has just announced its extending that limit to 280 characters for some users. SMS has largely become obsolete to Twitter users as smartphone technology has advanced. But Twitter has always been a different kettle of fish compared to other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, being somewhat restrictive due to its 140 character limit in tweets.
It is also worth mentioning that using these scripts to enable Twitter's 280 characters limit is at your own risk.
"Our research shows us that the character limit is a major cause of frustration for people Tweeting in English, but it is not for those Tweeting in Japanese", the company said. Should the change rollout for all of Twitter, it would have massive implications for the platform's users.
Double-sized tweets will make the agencies even less likely to forgive inadequate disclosures on Twitter or to cock a sympathetic ear at the excuse of character limitations.
For now, it's being tested with a small subsection of Twitter users, before a potential roll-out to the rest of the user base in the coming weeks. It's U.S. user base has actually declined to 68 million from 70 million between the first and second quarters of 2017.
Meanwhile, the company's share price has dipped around 43% to $16.59 in the past year.
Another user commented: "With 280 characters now trump can start a nuclear war and a war with the National Football League in one tweet".
This comes after many people over the years have complained over the limited characters they have to tweet. And users have found creative ways to get around the restrictions, including taking screenshots of blocks of text and highlighting relevant phrases. Because they can relay much more information in a single tweet, they may be inclined to post more often.
However, Dorsey has obviously changed his mind.
Naturally, there are many users who started complaining and making fun of this decision as soon as they read about it. Of course, not every user of Twitter is also TweetDeck user.