"We're doing something new: we're going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming".
The character limit has been a major source of frustration for English language users, based on the company's research, but Japanese users don't have similar complaints, they added.
At its inception, a tweet, modelled after an SMS message, was restricted to 140 characters.
"We understand since many of you have been Tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters - we felt it, too", wrote Rosen.
The company said in the blog post that users tweeting in many languages frequently hit the character limit. "Also, in all markets, when people don't have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters and actually have some to spare, we see more people Tweeting - which is awesome!"More news: Prince Harry catches toddler stealing his popcorn
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Most Japanese tweets are 15 characters while most English tweets are 34.
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SIEGEL: There's a high possibility that Twitter will roll out the new 280-character limit more widely in the near future.
Twitter was known for its brevity since it was founded and people started using it. Users who have been tweeting for years have expressed mixed reactions regarding the 280 character tweet.
Until then we just will have to live with shorter tweets. In a blog post explaining the change, Twitter didn't say when the new feature would carry over to everyone. Twitter hopes the new changes will make it easier and enjoyable for everyone to tweet. Of course, not every user of Twitter is also TweetDeck user. They noticed that many users find it hard to summarize their thoughts in one tweet, with only 140 characters allowed. A controversial decision that soon had proponents and critics arguing, this change is unfortunately only restricted to a select few as Twitter conducts its tests and considers whether to extend the luxury to all users. Asked past year about the fate of the 140-character limit, Dorsey was adamant it would remain in place.