Memes galore as Twitter plans to expand word limit to 280 characters

Twitter today morning announced the expansion of word limits to 280 on tweets and world is already having mixed reviews on the social media giant's move.

Published: 27th September 2017 01:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2017 04:34 PM   |  A+A-

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By Online Desk

Twitter today announced the expansion of its character limit to 280 for tweets and the world is already having mixed reviews on the social media giant's move.

Earlier the limit was 140 characters and not everyone was comfortable putting out their thoughts in such limited characters which included the special characters. In its aim to address "a major cause of frustration" for many users, this move has been made, said Twitter.

Although the character limit is expanded extensively, the old limit is still in place for Korean, Japanese and Chinese language users as plenty can be said using fewer characters in these languages.

The loss-incurring social media giant is planning to make further changes to draw more users. Facebook and Instagram boast of billions of users whereas only Twitter has almost consistent users since its inception with the number not swelling up.

People are having a mixed response to the move, while some are welcoming the change saying it gives an opportunity to say things more clearly, some are demanding an edit button instead of an increase in characters; others say Twitter is becoming more like Facebook.

Here are some reactions from the tweeples:


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