Buh-Bye 140! Twitter Has FINALLY Updated It’s Character Count But People Are Raging
It's a spam account's dream.
Twitter announced a major change to it’s character limit so that more can be said in a single tweet.
The social media platform revealed that tagging someone’s username will no longer deduct any characters from the 140-character limit, so if you want to tag @StellarMagazine, you’ll now have an additional 16 characters to play with.
However, people are really angry about this change, as now hundreds of people can be tagged in the one tweet. It’s a joy for spam accounts, but a horror for anyone else.
The process of tagging tonnes of people at a time is called a ‘Twitter canoe’, which isn’t nearly as fun as it sounds.
— Adrian Wood (@internetpedant) March 31, 2017
wow finally Twitter upgraded the canoe feature pic.twitter.com/qyM2LDBhbX
— keep calm and evcon (@evcon) March 30, 2017
@H_X_S @odtorson @katie_martin_fx @MayfairCynic @DuncanWeldon @kadhimshubber @tomashirstecon @sanderwagner @kentindell @PreachyPreach @LadyFOHF @Zettel314 @pdmsero @zatapatique @GavinHJackson @Birdyword @TheStalwart @duncanrobinson @dsquareddigest @Twitter pic.twitter.com/cc9frfgyoi
— Sean M Tuffy (@SMTuffy) March 30, 2017
Why couldn’t they just have given us the ‘edit tweet’ button we’ve been waiting for…
When you have a typo and have to delete the whole tweet because Twitter does not have an edit option. <<<
— Jasmine Davie (@litebrite_davie) March 31, 2017
Dear Twitter: I didn't mind the @ I liked the challenge of compacting characters. What I did and do want is the ability to edit a tweet!
— Robin Courter ??? (@tuesdaydreams) March 31, 2017
The struggle is very real.
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