Twitter has said, it is ending its iconic 140-character limit and giving nearly everyone 280 characters.
Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the original limit as writing in those languages uses fewer characters.
The company has said, 9 per cent of tweets written in English hit the 140-character limit.
It said, people end up spending more time editing tweets or don’t send them out at all. Twitter hopes that the expanded limit will get more people tweeting more, helping its lackluster user growth. The company has been testing the new limit for weeks and is starting to roll it out today.
It has been slowly easing restrictions to let people cram more characters into a tweet. It has stopped counting polls, photos, videos and other things toward the limit.