If you’ve noticed that your Twitter feed is full of Facebook-length statuses, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Twitter dropped a major update: a 280 character tweet limit. But it’s just a test and it’s only available on some accounts.
On their official blog, Twitter’s Product Manager explained why they decided to test the new character limit:
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).
That’s double. That’s twice as long. That’s 2x the existing limit. See how easy it is to be needlessly redundant when you have unlimited space?
While some people are using this newfound power to keep us all entertained, most will undoubted be using it for chaotic evil. Honestly, if you’re not just finding new ways to Rick Roll everyone, what’s the point?