Twitter is well known as a social networking
service where users post and interact with
messages (tweets), restricted to 140
characters . But for the first time, the new
character limit for most Twitter users globally is
now officially 280 characters per tweet .
During the test period, Only 5% of tweets sent
were longer than 140 characters while only 2%
were over 190. Mind you, this data was
collected before the limit was changed for the
vast majority of Twitter users.
Meanwhile, some languages like Japanese,
Chinese and Korean will continue to have a 140
character cap. This is because they take fewer
characters to say something that would take
many more to express in other languages.
To enjoy this new feature, simply update your
Twitter app .