Announced in recent weeks and tested in the meantime by a limited panel of users, the new 280-character limit became a reality last Tuesday. An event celebrated in … 8 characters by Jack Dorsey, the CEO of the social network – which means that brevity will always be the norm when it comes to being percussive.
What to do with 280 characters?
The move to 280 characters should nonetheless help to remove ambiguities, avoid questionable abbreviations and – hopefully – give more space for correct spelling. This should also allow more mentions (sources or individuals) to be added, thus reinforcing the viral and conversational nature of Twitter, or more systematically attaching images to Tweets.
Be careful, this new limit is valid only when you use Latin characters. Tweets in Japanese or Chinese characters that already allowed to express complex ideas in a reduced number of signs retain the initial limit of 140.
What about Twitter programming with Limber?
Twitter having updated its programming interface, we have been able to adapt this new limit to Limbe shares. Since this morning you can express yourself in 280 characters on Twitter with the Limber web application. You’ll have to wait a few more hours for our iOS and Android mobile apps with this new standard to be available on the App Store and Google Play respectively.
Of course programming of retweets and favorites remains unchanged on this new format.
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