Twitter lovers everywhere – You now have 280 characters to Tweet with!

A big move by Twitter and a most welcome one for many, they have now increased the amount of characters you can have per tweet from 140 to 280!

It has been for a long time a particular annoyance to many avid Twitter users that they were unable to express themselves fully in each tweet with just 140 characters especially when adding a URL and image. Recently the image issue was remedied so that it did not use up any characters when using an image / video to compliment a post, but the character limit was still a draw back. Now that November 7th has passed you will see that we can now type away to our hearts content with a whooping new 280 characters (some users had this service already to test prior to November 7th).

It has received mixed reviews though, many stating that an ‘edit tweet‘ button was more desired and that 280 characters is just going to fill up timelines with unnecessary and boring content, give people more to say, more to complain about etc. 140 characters was what Twitter was all about I have heard my connections in marketing say – It is short and sharp messages, to the point and eye catching and now it will just be a long text filled timeline that will bore many and start seeing us unfollow accounts!

You will notice that on Twitter is a new icon (circular) that fills up as you type away in your Twitter ‘What’s Happening‘ box rather than the old 140 character countdown.

 

Christopher Walkey

Founder of Estate Agent Networking. Internationally invited speaker on how to build online target audiences using Social Media. Writes about UK property prices, housing, politics and affordable homes.

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