"Twitter is doubling the amount of characters that most people can use in their tweets from 140 characters to 280".
The roll-out includes all languages except Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
English, on the other hand, does lend itself to crammed tweets with 9% of English tweets hitting the previous 140 character limit. Nonetheless, rolling out support for 280-character tweets appeared to be more essential to Twitter, so we got that first.
Well now anyone and everyone can have a go at a 280-charactered tweet. There were lots of amusing and serious debates going on Twitter regarding its new character limit.
And a few notable tweeters were not all too pleased with change. Not everyone was happy about it (including a certain author of a best-selling series about wizards) but as some people have emphasized, you don't need to use all 280 characters if you don't want to.
Proverbs, adages and insults are freely thrown on Twitter Nigeria and with more characters, expect to see epistles, statements and toxic stories that really touch. The Justice Ministry's social media team, for one example, found clear glee in tweeting the previously prohibitive "Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz", which runs 63 characters - 65 with a space on each side - making it Germany's longest word.
Twitter ultimately made this change in an effort to make it easier for people to tweet.