From September 19th, Twitter will allow users to write longer tweets than the 140-character limit we had to use. The social network is not going to count media attachments, quoted tweets or usernames. People should know that the change will not come in a day. However, in the near future, we will be able to tweet easier than we do now.
These are good news for those who enjoy Twitter. It could be difficult for them to write only 140 characters when there is so much to say. Of course, if you want to communicate with other users you could also use Direct Messages, a feature that was improved by Twitter in the last month. What is more interesting is that the company announced this plan since May and they have bigger plans. They want to remove the “@” we all use when we want to mention another user. Users will also be able to retweet themselves if they want more people to see what they said.
It seems that this social network is really working on developing. Even though it has millions of users, there are still other apps that get more people because they have more features. Twitter understood that and now they are trying to make things easier.
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, said that: “We’re focused on making Twitter a whole lot easier and faster. This is what Twitter is great at – what’s happening now, live conversation and the simplicity that we started the service with”.
Twitter is planning more than longer tweets. They are testing a new feature for companies so that users will be able to communicate with them using Direct Messages. If a customer is not pleased with a product, for example, they can write a message instead of an angry tweet on the company’s page.
Twitter has really improved and it seems that longer tweets are just an example of what will come. They hope this will get more people interested in this social network. It is one of the most popular ways to communicate, in the whole world. Many celebrities are also using it to keep their fans updated with the latest news. We can’t wait to find out what other surprises Twitter has prepared for us. What new features do you think they could develop to make this social network more interesting?
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