Twitter is expanding the number of characters you can have when tweeting, increasing it by double to 280 characters.

Previously, one could only tweet 140 characters, and the increase of characters according to Twitter, is to accommodate other languages which, hence providing more space for one to express themselves on the social network.

According to Twitter’s blog, certain languages like Chinese and Japanese need not the limit due to the nature of their language characters, but unfortunately this is not the case for roman alphabet based languages.

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Twitter comparison between languages. //Photo: Twitter

Anyway, it is understood that not everyone will enjoy the new 280 character limit just yet as Twitter will be testing in several markets before deciding to expand it worldwide.

Personally, I think it’s a good move because I hate to reedit my tweets after I’ve typed it. – phonesentral.com