World’s most popular micro blogging platform Twitter may soon increase its character limit of tweets. As per the announcement made, tweet may be increased from 140 to 280 Characters. The aim of the character extension is to boost the growth of the social networking website.
The project is in testing mode and few number of selected users will be using the Twitter Mico-blogging platform with capability of 280 character limit tweet. If the trials gets success, the new tweet limit will be rolled out by the organization.
As per the officials the reason behind the new decision is to give users more power to express their thoughts. The existing tweets limit is frustrating and user are not able to express their feelings properly.
Another reason behind the change is to increase the number of active users. Twitter in a report said that it has observed no change in its monthly active users(328 millions) as compared with first three months of this year. The micro blogging platform twitter has not been able to compete with the social network leader Facebook. Facebook has two billion users and Facebook-owned Instagram, with 800 million.
Twitter had started operated as a public company in 2013 and has almost all types of users such as celebrities, journalists and political figures including current Presidents of USA Donald Trump.