Twitter announced on Tuesday afternoon that it would expand it character limit from 140 to 280 for almost all users and languages. The only languages who wouldn’t get expanded character limits would be Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. This change in character limit has sparked mixed reactions from many users. Some “Twitter purists” claim that the decision to expand the character limit was a horrible idea. The complained that the decision fundamentally changed the constraints that made the social network so unique.
The 280-character limit is a terrible idea. The whole beauty of Twitter is that it forces you to express your ideas concisely (1/47)
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 26, 2017