Twitter has officially expanded its character limit from 140 to 280.
Back in September, the social networking site launched a test that allowed certain individuals to post tweets of up to 280 characters. And they’ve now gone ahead and opened this up to all users.
“In September, we launched a test that expanded the 140 character limit so every person around the world could express themselves easily in a tweet,” Twitter’s product manager, Aliza Rosen, said.
“Our goal was to make this possible while ensuring we keep the speed and brevity that makes Twitter, Twitter.
“Looking at all the data, we’re excited to share we’ve achieved this goal and are rolling the change out to all languages where cramming was an issue.”
Football clubs are having fun with 280 characters
Many are against the change, but at least Arsenal fans now have enough characters in which to express their feelings towards Arsene Wenger.
It remains to be seen how much impact the change will have - Rosen added that most people continued to tweet below 140 characters during the test - but for the time being, football clubs are having lots of fun with the added room.
Man City posted the best tweet
Manchester City, Manchester United, Borussia Monchengladbach and AC Milan are among the clubs to have made full use of 280 characters.
Man City posted their tweet shortly after 11am and it has already amassed more than 12,000 retweets.
The Premier League leaders posted a video of Sergio Aguero’s goal against QPR to clinch the title in 2011-12 and, of course, accompanied it with Martin Tyler’s memorable piece of commentary.
Man United made a joke
Man United made a joke out of the change, writing: “With the introduction of #280characters, we are delighted to announce #DaveSaves will be extended to #DavidSaves.”
Monchengladbach's full name requires more characters
Meanwhile, Bundesliga side Monchengladbach used the 280 characters to point out that the club’s actual title extends to more than 50 characters.
AC Milan remembered their success
And AC Milan, who haven’t had a great deal to shout out about in recent seasons, remembered every single trophy they’ve won in their illustrious history.
We’re giving the victory to Man City. That’s just class.
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