TRIBUNE: Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “It’s official. We’re going to 280. Now every Twitter user — from first-day users to President Donald Trump — will have twice the room to share their thoughts.

Twitter on Tuesday confirmed that it is doubling its iconic character count for good, after a month or so of tests trying out longer tweets.

While many Twitter users reacted with horror to the tests, Twitter said in a blog post that the higher limit made people more likely to tweet, left fewer than 1 percent of users hungry for more room and increased “engagement” — its umbrella term for likes, replies and retweets…”

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