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Twitter Might Increase The Character Limit To 280 And People Responded With 2: "NO"

"Ever received a death threat on Twitter? Great news, everyone. Now they can be longer and more specific!"

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Good (or not if you follow @realDonaldTrump) news! Twitter announced on Tuesday that they are testing the possibility of doubling the allowed Twitter character limit for users to 280 characters.

Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters? 🤔 We’re trying something new with a small group, and increasing the char… https://t.co/y1rJlHsVB5

A select test group of users already has access to 280 characters.

Some people were titillated by the idea, opening them up to a WORLD and WEALTH of new tweet possibilities...

This is 280 characters exactly. COINCIDENCE????

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Twitter is finally expanding the character limit in tweets to 280. I've been waiting YEARS for this.

But so many others immediately responded with NO — as in NO one wants this.

280 characters is basically all 7 harry potter books foh

Twitter CEO @jack commented on the experiment with a 280-character tweet and...I'm sorry, @jack, this is too goddamned long.

This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Pr… https://t.co/tYHA2VTS5l

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Ahhh, there you go @jack.

Who asked for this, Twitter? people asked. WHO.

twitter: what do you guys want everyone: get rid of the nazis and fix the report system twitter: did I hear 280 characters

users: I’m being harassed jack: uh huh users: by nazis jack:.. users: can you do something jack: what if we gave them 280 characters

People quickly showed us the nihilism that lies ahead.

The 280-character limit is a terrible idea. The whole beauty of Twitter is that it forces you to express your ideas concisely (1/47)

(Including so many more stolen, but now longer, tweets.)

The 280-character limit is a terrible idea. The whole beauty of Twitter is that it forces you to express your ideas concisely (1/45)

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Longer and more specific death threats!

Ever received a death threat on Twitter? Great news, everyone. Now they can be longer and more specific!

Memes, but more scrolling!

┻┳| ┳┻| ┻┳| ┳┻| ┻┳| ┳┻| ┻┳| ┳┻| ┻┳| ┳┻| ┻┳| ┳┻| ┻┳| ┳┻| ┻┳| ┳┻| ┻┳| ┳┻| _ ┻┳| •.•) gonna make this wall ┳┻|⊂ノ twice as tall, fuckers ┻┳|

F O U R S C O R E A N D S E V E N Y E A R S A G O O U R F A T H E R S B R O U G H T 4th U P O N T H I S… https://t.co/rW1bDuKhGK

And for President Trump — oh my god, President Trump.

280 character tweets means Trump doesn’t have to do a thread to destroy the world

lmao dawg once Trump catches wind of the extra 140 characters it might be over. He's gonna write full-on WH statements via tweet

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@jack: Please proceed with caution with this.

Per @jack, the President of the United States will now have twice as many characters for each tweet Along with the #restofus

There is more at risk than you think.

Seriously, with 280 characters, Trump could declare war on multiple countries.

Characters are power.

"By increasing the character limit of a Tweet to 280, we feel like the President will be able to declare war much more easily." - @Twitter

...And just a lot of more time spent on random people's random ramblings.

Me reading my new TL filled with 280 character bad takes

But hey, you'll still have an equal chance of making it into a BuzzFeed post.

I'm totally gunna lose my blue check mark for all these anti twitter tweets but if just one of them makes into a BuzzFeed post I'll deal

Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.

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