Twitter Gives 280 Characters to (Nearly) All Users

The tweets are long now. CNN reports that, for the first time since launching in 2006, Twitter has expanded its character limit for most users. 

Beginning Tuesday evening, Twitter users will have 280 characters instead of the previous 140. "We want it to be easier and faster for everyone to express themselves," Twitter tweeted

The company tested a 280-character limit with small group of users in September and states those users spent more time on Twitter, gained more followers, and had more "engagement," according to the AV Club. (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean-speaking Twitter users will continue to be limited to 140 characters, and Quartz explains why in, obviously, 280 characters.)

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