In a move that will surely delight US President Donald Trump and frustrate many, Twitter has begun testing 280-character tweets - doubling the previous 140-character limit - to help users become more expressive./Image: AP
Currently, the 280-character tweet facility is available to a small group of its 328 million users but it would soon be rolled out globally, Twitter said in a blog post late on Tuesday./PIC: AP
It is not yet clear if Trump - known for his fiery tweets especially when it comes to North Korea - is among the test group of users. When it comes to Trump who has nearly 40 million followers, Twitter thinks his tweets are "newsworthy" despite people wondering why Twitter did not remove his tweets on North Korea that violated the company's rules./ AFP
This is because in languages like Japanese, Korean, and Chinese you can convey about double the amount of information in one character as you can in many other languages, like English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French.
The 140-character limit has been around as long as Twitter has and has become part of the product's personality./ (Image Courtesy: AP)