Twitter Now Lets Users Send 280 Character Tweets
Finally, the social media giant makes a change, and it’s not what anyone expected, let alone wanted. Well, kind of. Instead of that highly anticipated edit button, users can now send out 280 character tweets.
Reactions to the news this week have been mixed, with some excited about having additional characters versus the original 140. Some are extremely unsatisfied, while others could care one way or the other. I’m a part of the latter group.
Check out what people are really saying about the change in the tweets below.
Twitter gave everyone 280 characters I gotta let y’all know, you’re wasting your time writing these essays. We not reading all that
— Wenger Out (@BasedChasen) November 9, 2017
So I have 280 characters now but like I only needed like an extra 10-12. Twitter: pic.twitter.com/s8mvTD616m
— Angeline † (@angisawesome6) November 8, 2017
Ok look twitter.. I see you.. 280 characters.. But where’s the edit button
— Teck Treyz (@tecktreyz) November 8, 2017
Everyone complaining about @Twitter 280 characters. Nobody has said that you must now make all of your posts 280 characters! Geez, calm down people! Everyone wants a platform to complain on. Give it time and you won’t even remember that it used to be only 140 characters. #280 ijs
— Michael Muller (@M_O_Muller) November 9, 2017
Your mcm will be on twitter using up all 280 characters but sends a one word reply when you ask how his day was. pic.twitter.com/jwqaXKLIUN
— noisy nico (@isntitironick) November 8, 2017
I’ll admit, it is good to have some additional characters. Still want that edit button though. Until then, I’ll keep deleting my posts when I mess up, and completely retyping them and searching for that perfect gif to really bring my tweets to life.
How do you feel about Twitter bumping up the character limit from 140 to 280? Tell us in the comments below!