Twitter Users Listed All The Things They Need More Than 280 Characters And We Are Screaming

27 September 2017, 14:05 | Updated: 27 September 2017, 14:18

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

"Idea: instead of 280 characters, keep it at 140 characters and bring back Vine."

Twitter has announced that the days of the pithy 140 character tweet are behind us. Founder @Jack tweeted about the company's decision to test 280 characters on the site, calling it a solution to a "real problem". 

Twitter users will now be able to convey a paragraph of thought and not everyone is psyched about the change.

Some people suggested that Jack's statement didn't need more characters, it needed an editor.

Others were worried about what is bound to happen when Twitter trolls realise they can send death threats that are twice as long.

And now, a thread about why short tweets are preferable...oh wait...


We're all still waiting for that edit button with bated breath.



A picture is worth 140 280 characters.

Most importantly, there were heroes out there who used their 280 for good.

It looks like Twitter will have to deal with this torrent of ridicule as long the platform's real problem of abusive behaviour remains.
Jack responded to the "snark" by saying it was par for the course and that he hoped users would give it a chance.