Twitter says Trump won't get expanded tweets for now

29 September, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • Trump won't immediately get access to longer tweets

But now Twitter is shattering the perception of almost everything we know by changing the character limit on tweets from its historical 140, to 280.

"Among the considerations is "newsworthiness" and whether a Tweet is of public interest", the company wrote.

A communication in January past year revealed that Twitter was performing some internal tests for lengthy tweets and considering texts as long as 10,000 characters to boost its client base.

Those who use Twitter would soon be able to tweet more than 140 characters. In July, Twitter reported that its U.S. monthly user base had declined to 68 million.

Twitter has been struggling to boost user engagement for the last couple of years, and its tweet character limitation has been the subject of a longstanding debate among customers and company insiders. While sarcastic puns and witty tweets swarmed the site, a lot of hilarious "desi" memes stood out! They believe that changing the limit will encourage more people to tweet not only in these regions but all over the world.

"The more they expand, the more they start looking like Facebook", Enderle Group analyst Rob Enderle said of Twitter.

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The change has predictably caused controversy however - with some users suggesting that the limit doesn't need to be altered, and Twitter should focus its resources elsewhere. Rosen says in the blog post that it hopes to collect data and gather feedback about the test before it finally rolls out the 280-character limit on a wider scale. This can detract from Twitter's core identity as a venue for succinct posts.

When are longer tweets rolling out?

As with the new Tweet limit, there's no word on when the feature will be going official.

"We understand since many of you have been Tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters".

The lackluster financial performance belies the outsized influence the company has on culture, news and now potentially the future of humankind thanks to Twitter's most famous user, President Trump. Because they can relay much more information in a single tweet, they may be inclined to post more often.

Have you tried some of these methods to enable Twitter's 280 characters limit?



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