Popular Social media site Twitter is trialing longer character limits to help users “easily express themselves.
The current character limit was “a major cause of frustration” for some users, the firm said in a blog post.
Twitter said that longer tweets were much more popular among those writing in English, as opposed to Japanese, citing data that only .4 percent of tweets written in Japanese were 140 characters, as compared with 9 percent written in English.
“Our research shows us that the character limit is a major cause of frustration for people Tweeting in English, but it is not for those Tweeting in Japanese,” the company said.
Very Large bunch of people are freaking out with this update!
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