Twitter outsmarted! Two Germans post 35000-character tweet

Twitter outsmarted! Two Germans post 35000-character tweet

With the expanded character count, this problem was massively reduced - that number dropped to only 1% of Tweets running up against the limit.

Twitter has never been a particularly convenient place to hold lengthy conversations, primarily a result of the platform's 140-character tweet limit.

But, Twitter said, while obnoxiously long messages weren't flooding users' timelines, the more verbose tweets did let people fire off messages faster and, the company believes, with less agonizing over each message.

'Many people live in foreign countries or travel regularly, ' explained Twitter product designer Josh Wilburne in a blog post.

After things calmed down, only five per cent of the tweets sent by people with access to the feature during the recent test had more than 140 characters.

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In previous years, reports surfaced that Twitter was exploring increasing the character limit for tweets - reports Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey quashed by calling the 140-character limit "a handsome constraint". Currently, the 280-character tweet facility is available to a small group of its 328 million users but the changes would soon be available for all users. Only 5pc of Tweets sent were longer than 140 characters and only 2pc were over 190 characters. A heavily retweeted image following the announcement showed Dorsey's long tweet announcing the change edited down to fit in 139 characters.

The company says 9 percent of tweets written in English hit the 140-character limit.

The company had previously said all other limitations and allowances will remain in effect.

Not everyone was using the extra space: Only 5 percent of tweets were longer than 140 characters and just 2 percent went over 190. Twitter did not provide information on whether it had seen an increase in harassment on its site, due to the higher character limit. If the pair's latest tweets are anything to go by, though, even that won't stop them from trying to find similar bugs in the future.

So, it seems 280 characters is good for business.

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