Twitter fixes another important problem with support for 50-character usernames

Nick Sanchez
November 11, 2017

Twitter doubled its character limit to 280 yesterday and users immediately sought to take advantage of the extra space, with Radio 4's Today programme tweeting the names of all 31 regions mentioned in the shipping forecast.

Twitter believes that the new character limit will give users twice the space to voice their thoughts and this will thus usher in a new era for the online platform, whose hallmark 140-character cap had encouraged users to craft concise messages.

Instead, the leader of the free world chose to promote a speech he was about to make in South Korea and laud China's President Xi Jinping on his recent "great political victory".

"I will NEVER use 280 characters nor will I favorite or retweet a tweet with them".

Recall that the company in September, launched a test that expanded the signatory character limit. Most notable about this Twitter change truly is, by the time you get to the end of what it would have been the previous tweet, and you realize, 'Oh I shouldn't have read that, ' you're only halfway through. Display names can now be up to 50 characters in length - usernames, unfortunately, remain unchanged.

In a support article published by the company, for changing display name, Twitter users can head to Profile settings on Twitter app (Android or iOS) or open and choose Edit Profile. Only 1% of tweets hit the 280 character limit during Twitter's testing period.

Celtic, for example, used their first 280-character tweet to re-emphasise their longstanding spell of dominance in Scottish football.

Meanwhile, Twitter after expanding the limit said that it was done to address the cramming issue.

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