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Twitter now has space for more characters

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Twitter is now trying to be more appealing to its audience by letting people pack more punches in their tweets by allowing more characters.

Twitter had previously launched the idea that mobile phone text messengers could only have 140 characters in a tweet when it was launched in 2006. This however was set to change. Twitter first announced plans to relax the limit a year ago, as part of an effort to bring in more members and make the platform easier to use.

“Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters?” Twitter product manager Sasank Reddy said in an online post.

“Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your tweet’s 140 characters,” he continued.

Providing more room in tweets is seen as a way to encourage more use and sharing of pictures, videos and links. You better trust people will love this change! The move is part of a push by Twitter to increase its user base and engagement, which have declined, to the chagrin of investors.

“Our work isn’t finished,” Reddy said.

“We’ll continue to think about how we can improve conversations and make Twitter easier to use,” he added

Twitter faces competition from Facebook and Instagram and a trend of people opting to share content in video or picture formats instead of text. So of course they had to up their game!

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