The Best 280-Character Tweets Showing New Word Limit Might Be OK

Twitter unveiled its 280-character count on Tuesday, giving its millions of users more space to vent about the new limit and get creative with the new frontier. From celebrities to journalists, the new limit has received some mixed reviews.

Model and Twitter personality Chrissy Teigen told her more than eight million followers that she would “NEVER use 280 characters” nor “favorite or retweet a tweet with them,” and CNN correspondent David McKenzie tweeted that users should not feel "compelled" to use the new feature. 

Twitter first tested out the limit in September. A company spokeswoman said that while many people tried out the new limit when it was first tested, only five percent of tweets sent during the trial run used 280 characters. Users mainly preferred to tweet below the 140 limit most of the time. 

"We – and many of you – were concerned that timelines may fill up with 280 character tweets, and people with the new limit would always use up the whole space," Aliza Rosen said in a statement. "But that didn’t happen."

President Donald Trump quickly took advantage of Twitter's new feature by tweeting about Chinese leader Xi Jinping's “great political victory." 

Others users poked fun Tuesday at the new limit and played out memorable scenes from TV shows like The Office and movies such as Legally Blonde, while some tweeted out emojis and a scramble of keyboard letters.  

Nonetheless, the new limit made for many laughs. 

 

 

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