Twitter Officially Expands its Character Count from 140 to 280

Twitter has officially increased the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users. The new limit will not apply to tweets written in Japanese, Chinese and Korean which can convey more information in a single character. It was called microblogging site because of its lesser character limit.

The move follows a trial among a small group of users which started in September in response to criticism that it was not easy enough to tweet. The change is part of Twitter’s plan to attract new users and increase growth.
Current/Static Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Twitter- Character Counts increased from 140 to 280.
  2. Twitter – Social networking and microblogging service utilizing instant messaging, SMS or a web interface.
  3. Twitter CEO- Jack Dorsey, Headquarters- California, USA.

Source- The Guardian


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