Twitter is going to let you make your tweets twice as long

@jack why?

September 26, 2017
Twitter is going to let you make your tweets twice as long The Twitter logo as seen on the company's account, November 07, 2013.   Bethany Clarke / Getty Images

On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced a major change to the social media platform. For some users, Twitter has launched a doubled the character limit, allowing tweets of up to 280 characters.

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In an extremely long looking tweet, Dorsey explained the move. "This is a small change, but a big move for us," he wrote. "140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thoughtful the team has been in solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet. And at the same time maintaining our brevity, speed, and essence!"

Seriously, look how long this tweet looks:

Twitter is going to let you make your tweets twice as long Twitter
Twitter is going to let you make your tweets twice as long