Check Out Hilarious Reactions Of SA Twitter Users To The New 280-Character Limit

Twitter says it is making progress in filtering out extremist content even before being asked by governments

Twitter is doubling up their character limit, and the social network’s users have mixed feelings.

In an official blogpost posted this morning Twitter staff elaborated on this move:

“We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming [which is all except Japanese, Chinese and Korean].”

But South African Twitter users are not too comfortable with the change.

Check out some of the responses:

Locally, the change has sparked mixed reactions.

Tweeps around the world aren’t too happy about it either:



However, Twitter cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey isn’t bothered by the critique.

The new direction is currently being tested with a select few tweeps, but the official date this feature will be phased in has not officially been announced.


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