Twitter announced yesterday that a small, select test group of accounts have been given access to Tweet up to 280 characters, as part of an experimental study.
Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters? 🤔— Twitter (@Twitter) September 26, 2017
We’re trying something new with a small group, and increasing the character limit to 280! Excited about the possibilities? Read our blog to find out how it all adds up. 👇https://t.co/C6hjsB9nbL
This has definitely divided Twitter users, with many saying there's no need for that many characters and others excited about the opportunity to no longer have to delete words and punctuation from Tweets to get under the 140 character limit.
If you wish you had more characters but weren't one of the select few chosen for this experimental study, don't worry, there's a hack for that! BroBible explains here how you can make your Tweets longer than 140 characters, thanks to a hack discovered by Twitter user Prof. 9.