Did you log onto Twitter this morning and notice that your feed was a bit more, well, wordy? That’s because Twitter have announced that they are rolling out their new 280 character limit to all users! Hurrah!
That means more hashtags, more emoticons and – of course – more space for you to write your thoughts and opinions. I think this is great news for everyone – the 140 limit always felt a little restrictive, and this will be great for brands who want to be more creative with their tweets; there’s a lot more space to do this now.
Examples below of how brands are embracing the new character limit
The only good thing about #280Characters is… more space for animal emojis!
— WWF UK (@wwf_uk) November 8, 2017
Thank you @Twitter, now we can finally write in one tweet all the trophies we've won!
2 Cup Winners' Cups
3 Intercontinental Cups
1 FIFA Club World Cup
18 Scudetto titles
5 Italian Cups
7 Italian Super Cups #280characters pic.twitter.com/onffmFrbR0
— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 8, 2017
We’ve been waiting a while, but they finally fit in a tweet: Ore Oduba, Jay McGuiness, Caroline Flack, Abbey Clancy, Louis Smith, Harry Judd, Kara Tointon, Chris Hollins, Tom Chambers, Alesha Dixon, Mark Ramprakash, Darren Gough, Jill Halfpenny, Natasha Kaplinsky!! #280Characters
— BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) November 8, 2017
I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot. #280characters pic.twitter.com/2QDi9fw6Ey
— Marvel UK & Ireland (@MarvelUK) November 8, 2017
That’s what the brands think – what do you think? There seems to be plenty of call for Twitter to introduce an edit button (yes!), and no need for a character increase.