DOUBLED: Twitter Tests 280 Characters Limit

Recode reports:

Twitter’s iconic 140-character limit for tweets may be on the way out. In the hope that it will encourage more people to post, Twitter is doubling the number of characters that some users get for a tweet. The test means that a small group of Twitter users will now get 280 characters per tweet instead of the traditional 140 characters.

Twitter’s character limit is a holdover from the app’s early days when tweets were sent as texts, which were limited to 160 characters. It has since become one of the product’s most defining characteristics. “When people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters and actually have some to spare, we see more people Tweeting,” the company wrote.

  • safari

    Can Donald hold a thought for more than 140 characters?

    • vorpal 😼

      It’ll give him room for exactly 28 more ” SAD!”s

      • Nic Peterson

        Show off math nerd. Meow.

        • vorpal 😼

          Don’t make me break out the group, ring, and module theory.

          Math can be fun. 😉

    • Nick in Pasadena

      He’s going to have to come up with new words to misspell.

  • Lazycrockett

    Good God, I didn’t even think bout him.

    • Cuberly

      Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, Good, bigly , MAGA, etc…

      • Snarkaholic

        “Mexico WILL pay for the wall. If they refuse, I will give them a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, hard time!!!”

  • Joe in PA

    Gee, just think of all the !!!!s Trump can add to Sad!!!!!!!!!

  • Paula

    Oh for fuck sakes! 🤢🤢🤢

    • Adam King

      Seconded!

      • Christopher

        Thirded!

    • trouble94114

      How elegantly phrased! You’ve captured the entire thinking world’s feelings as the connect the words Twitter and Trump

  • safari
    • DoctorDJ

      Tl;D…

  • james1200
    • safari

      Ugh

      • james1200

        I’m just saying, he can’t live without Twitter. I think he’s as addicted to Twitter about as much as he is to those dexedrine injections.

        https://media.tenor.com/images/41351a5b0a5062ee215290c508471991/tenor.gif

        • Danieruw

          Please… he has no friends! Just sycophants

        • kelven

          Yep, he can’t use Twitter in jail. Thank the Old Gods and The New. Just to not hear his asinine meanderings again will be such a huge relief. The fact that it will be one of the worst aspects of his punishment for him is just icing on the cake.

    • Bryan

      “I got rhythm, I got music…”

    • vorpal 😼

      …this picture is worth a thousand turds.

      • bzrd

        needs to be flushed

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      So punchable!
      What a douche bag!!

  • MBear

    Okay, FB promoting Russian propaganda and now Twitter, making bank on Herr Shitgibbon’s ravings, is deciding to up the ante.

    Yeah – starting to think, “Fk kkkorporate social media”.
    Does Disqus count?
    Asking for a friend

  • safari
    • james1200

      Not here in Boston. It’s going to be humid as fuck until Friday and I’m really, really done with Summer.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        We had that the last week or so, felt like July.
        Got sick of it and sent it your way.
        Not even sorry.

      • JackFknTwist

        I’m arriving on Friday…… time with BF.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Same in upstate NY. Upsetting me so much I can’t decorate for Halloween.

    • Natty Enquirer

      90ish but very dry here in the East Bay today.

      • Silver Badger

        It’s cold in Denver this week. It is almost October though.

        • Natty Enquirer

          Late September through mid-October is the dangerous fire season around here when we get high temps, very low humidity, and brisk east winds.

          • Silver Badger

            Almost anyone can tell you that Denver is a mountain town. Unless you live here and know the mountains are 45 minutes away.

          • Natty Enquirer

            In fact, it’s a high plains town. And very dry almost all the time, right?

          • Silver Badger

            Unless it’s raining, yes. We are wet and cold this week. We are semi arid though and welcome any moisture.

    • whollyfool

      It’s been brutal; I’ve never been so ready for fall. Plus in Michigan, apple season! 🙂

    • Hank

      FTL is 89 today. Since I relocated from DC, this has been the hottest summer with Temps in the low 90s, rather than the mid to upper 80s

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Pretty soon we’ll be able to grow avocados in Michigan and Florida will be a giant reef. So much winning!

  • Tiger Quinn

    Well that’s the end of me and Twitter, then – long winded assholes go to Facebook, and I want nothing to do with that joint.

  • justme

    oh damn Donnie could barely do 140
    he can’t think that far into it..

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Oh goody, this should be fun to watch.

  • Michael R
    • bzrd

      I prefer your dog gifs, Michael

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I am using all of my gay powers to try to stop this.

    http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2yf0pFWTZ1r02l56o1_250.gif

    • Michael R

      ” pew pew “

    • Natty Enquirer
    • Will Parkinson

      I can’t stop watching…

      • Natty Enquirer

        You are HOMOTIZED!

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  • TheManicMechanic

    Now just change the mascot from a blue bird to a teal deer.

  • Cuberly

    Twitter: “Threats of nuclear war are newsworthy!”

    https://twitter.com/LPDah/status/912796691815833600

  • Tawreos

    I wonder how many more covfefe’s we’ll get from him because of this?

  • whollyfool

    Just when you think 2017 couldn’t get any worse….

  • Hank

    I am VERY glad, that I am NOT on Twitter… or Facebook!!!

    • Adam King

      The Future can’t go away fast enough for this old man.

  • Dear Robert “Bobby Three Sticks” Mueller III,

    Please hurry. Time really is running out here.

    Sincerely,
    America (and the rest of the world)

    https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/912797642702409729

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Tweets – now with double the inanity. Oh joy!

  • Natty Enquirer

    OMG it’s LITERALLY AMAZING that we get to double our tweet space! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • justme

      But some can’t construct anything with that many characters..!!

  • Wow, twice the racist garbage, thanks twitter.

  • justmeeeee

    Don’t worry, Donnie Johnny won’t have the attention span to make tweets that long!

  • JWC

    iF YOU ARE CHANGING TWEET SIZE LIMIT DONNY TO 40

    • Talisman

      0.

    • Halou

      Congress can pass a law mandating Trump be given as many characters per tweet as he has years in his potential future prison sentence. If he is as much of a traitor as some assume then he can rant his way out the door in an epic departure that historians will study for centuries, or if he gets away with it then he can live out the rest of his days in glorious silence.

  • bkmn
  • Halou

    I’m not sure what to make of this change. As much as it enables people to post more, it enables people to post more.
    The 140 character limit has really helped when it comes to posting on political topics. I’ve had to evaluate and condense my thoughts on many occasions, sometimes in the time it takes to do this I have decided it is not worth saying anything, sometimes changing my own mind on something and sparing myself from embarrassment, other times coming up with a witty remark that I would have otherwise only thought of after hitting send.

  • trouble94114

    oh joy, Twice the Twitler insanity

  • Henry Auvil

    This will result in another 50% reduction in America’s IQ.

  • Pip

    I don’t know if I should feel worse or better that now the world will end because of 280 characters instead of 140…

  • Danieruw

    I thought a real problem was all the abuse people are subjected to through Twitter. How about solving THAT, Jack!?!

  • Bad Tom

    If they could only figure out a way to put a limit on hatred.

  • Tl;dr

  • Franciscan

    So twits will now tweet-tweet.

  • Clive Johnson
    • zhera

      LOL perfect!

  • Franciscan

    There could be a smaller limit for people who are newbies or veterans who have demonstrated they can’t be responsible in their tweeting. Sort of like credit card accounts.

  • Jon Doh

    Is this the result of a Trump executive order?

  • No More GOP.

    *** Now! With even *MORE* civility-destroying drivel power! ***

  • SDG

    Great, more crap!

  • DoctorDJ

    So tDump will soon be using 5 letter words, instead of 2.5?
    I highly doubt it.

  • Chip Lenno

    tl;dr