Editing down your thoughts to cram them into a single tweet can be painful.
For now, the new feature is leading to plenty of jokes and complaints from business users about other features that Twitter has yet to debut, like the oft-asked-for "edit" button.
The social media team at Manchester City are in need of a pay rise after utilising Twitter's new 280 character limit in the most brilliant way to date.
It should be noted, however, that the new character limit would not be available for all users. Though Twitter hasn't extended the character limit to some languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese as their alphabets allow users to speak more in fewer chars. "But that didn't happen". However, many of Twitter's 330 million monthly active users were already getting around the limit by linking to longer pieces, taking screenshots of full stories, and sending streams of tweets called tweetstorms to complete thoughts. The tests showed that the feared negatives for Twitter didn't come true, and the increased limits lets conversation flow faster - which means Twitter gets more use and can make more money. "We expect to see some of this novelty effect spike again with this week's launch and expect it to resume to normal behaviour soon after". But now, most people use Twitter through its mobile app; the 140-character limit is no longer a technical constraint but nostalgia. When the company upped that limit to 280, the number dropped to 1%.
The company also cited language differences in its decision to expand.
The Twitter account for popular crime drama Law And Order: SVU used their first 280 character tweet the only way they really could.
The 140-character limit is a relic of a previous technological era.
The 140-character limit certainly made it hard for businesses to share in-depth messages.