Under closed-beta testing quite sometime already, Twitter finally broke the barrier for its 140 character limit by pushing out its double character limit implementation for all user tweets in all languages except for tweets in Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters.
According to Twitter, around 9 percent of the time users hit the upper limit and often shorten their messages with the simplest and basic thought of the message that they wished to convey. With Twitter moving to 280 character limit, the online company hopes to bring that percentage of users down to 1 percent.
With the new character limit, Twitter hopes to reignite both old-time and new users to be more engaging and build more followers. The social network site also encouraged these users from using Twitter more often as there platform of choice for sharing information, images and videos.