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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!"

Posted on September 26, 2017, at 5:56 p.m. ET

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…

@Twitter / Twitter / Via Twitter: @Twitter

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????

@celebrityhottub / Twitter / Via Twitter: @celebrityhottub

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

@gagamonster96 / Twitter / Via Twitter: @gagamonster96

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

280 characters is basically all 7 harry potter books foh

@desusnice / Twitter / Via Twitter: @desusnice
@BruceFeiler / Twitter / Via Twitter: @BruceFeiler
@iamHectorDiaz / Twitter / Via Twitter: @iamHectorDiaz

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…

@jack / Twitter / Via Twitter: @jack

Ahhh, there you go @jack.

@caitlin__kelly / Twitter / Via Twitter: @caitlin__kelly

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

@spookperson / Twitter / Via Twitter: @spookperson

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

@netw3rk / Twitter / Via Twitter: @netw3rk

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)

@poniewozik / Twitter / Via Twitter: @poniewozik

(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)

Longer and more specific death threats!

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

@mariskreizman / Twitter / Via Twitter: @mariskreizman

Memes, but more scrolling!

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

@BobbyBigWheel / Twitter / Via Twitter: @BobbyBigWheel

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…

@jneeley78 / Twitter / Via Twitter: @jneeley78

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

@netw3rk / Twitter / Via Twitter: @netw3rk

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

@puneetsingh / Twitter / Via Twitter: @puneetsingh

@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

@kasie / Twitter / Via Twitter: @kasie

There is more at risk than you think.

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

@xLiserx / Twitter / Via Twitter: @xLiserx

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

@CaseyMalone / Twitter / Via Twitter: @CaseyMalone

...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

@TeeHaitchGee / Twitter / Via Twitter: @TeeHaitchGee

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

@Aerocles / Twitter / Via Twitter: @Aerocles

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