Twitter to roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world

Twitter said it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less time editing their tweets.

Microblogging website Twitter Inc, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world.

Twitter said it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less time editing their tweets and were less likely to abandon them, reports Reuters.

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User posting in languages including Japanese, Korean and Chinese, which do not face the issue of “cramming”, will continue to have a limit of 140 characters, Twitter said. The company did not say when it would start allowing users to post 280-character tweets.

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