GAY ADULT MODEL FIGHTS ON TWITTER WILL NOW BECOME LONGER AND WORDY AS TWITTER GOES FROM 140 TO 280 CHARACTERS
The company announced on Tuesday it is doubling how many characters users can cram into a tweet.Most tweets will now fit 280 characters, up from 140. The new limit will roll out to Twitter users in almost all 40 languages Twitter supports.
The 140-character length wasn't a random choice: Twitter's founders wanted tweets to fit in a text message, which can only hold 160 characters. So Twitter chose 140 characters for the tweet, and 20 characters for the username.
Everyone affected by the new length should have it by today.