It is said that increasing the character limit of Twitter's tweet risks disrupting its fast-moving, real-time nature of the social-site which encourages users to put their expansive thoughts in a single line. Snapchat added 4.5 million daily users in the quarter to 178 million, which amounts to a 3 percent growth. Snap's stock was bludgeoned Wednesday, falling nearly 15 percent to close at $12.91.
It now has over 50,000 retweets and 100,000 likes at the time of writing, putting it up there with the most viral tweets of it's kind. This, he said, includes Android users, people older than 34 and what he called "rest of world" markets. Earlier this year, Tencent bought a 5 percent stake in Tesla Inc. As Twitter explained in a blog post last month, some languages are more susceptible to cramming than others. Additionally, people who have more room to Tweet receive more engagement such as likes, and retweets, get more followers, and eventually, they spend more time on Twitter. Only 0.4 percent of Japanese tweets compared to the 9 percent of English tweets hit the 140 character limit. It stopped counting polls, photos, videos and other things toward the limit.
It should be noted, however, that the new character limit would not be available for all users. This includes multi-part tweets and screenshots of blocks of text.
The social media company also points out that many users still didn't go over 140 characters even when given the new 280-character limit.
"This shows that more space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a Tweet, so they could say what they want to say, and send Tweets faster than before".