What excellent are 280 characters when you have to shout them from a measly 20-man or woman show call?
Just two days following the marvel declaration that Twitter would be doubling the character rely allowed according to tweet, the San Francisco-based totally company is again with another replace — and also you’d higher trust it is approximately but even more characters. that is proper, as of Nov. 9, your show call may be more than twice so long as the antique policies allowed.
How long? 50 characters long.
“starting today, your Twitter display call can be as much as 50 characters in period,” the enterprise announced thru tweet. “cross in advance, add that center name or even some greater emojis.”
Because the web page’s customers are wont to do, they at once took to Twitter to reward the agency’s ongoing warfare in opposition to brevity. Oh, wait, it’s not what they did in any respect.
Here’s a fun quirk with Twitter’s new, extended display names: pic.twitter.com/BFgwIUz3bk
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) November 10, 2017
“Making display names so long they’re cut off in the TL is actually a good idea” — Twitter, one assumes
— David Rudin (@DavidSRudin) November 10, 2017
Display names can now be too long to display. How does twitter manage to fuck up good things so badly? It's amazing.
— The Man Who Was Thirsty (@uchimatador) November 10, 2017
twitter: 280 characters!
us: just ban nazis
twitter: look at this orb, huh?
us: sure? nazis though
twitter: l o n g display names!
us: who even asked for this?
twitter: look! now you can edit –
twitter: – lists easier with our new Lists app
us: what the hell is wrong with y
— speechfuzz✨ (@bleatsandbloops) November 10, 2017
This is no way clutters up the Twitter user experience. https://t.co/QYh7RMQWCM
— Jack aka hello yes i too have a take on long names (@jmorse_) November 10, 2017
*points to display name*
— Reylo Kiley's hit single "Portions for Huxes" (@NotLikeFreddy) November 10, 2017
Extensively, this alteration handiest applies to show names and no longer to the consumer names. For those of you harassed as to that’s which, the user call is what follows the @ symbol and is frequently known as a “cope with.” this is nevertheless, for now, blessedly confined to 15 characters. The show name, alternatively, is that component humans fill with emoji. were given it?
This modification is sure to thrill all folks that felt that the preceding law of the Twitter land, 20-individual display names, stifled creativity, expression, and in no manner contributed to an smooth-to-study revel in even as scanning their respective feeds. Cough.
And anyway, as 280 has shown us, in terms of Twitter more characters is continually better.