We’ve Updated To The New Twitter 280 Characters Limit
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We’ve Updated To The New Twitter 280 Characters Limit

Statusbrew helps you unlock the power of social media to connect with people who matter

With today’s 'Tweeting Made Easier' update, Twitter has now doubled its posting limit to 280 characters. While this change has been the biggest for Twitter community ever since was launched back in 2006, Twitter users responded to the rollout with "All we wanted was an edit button".

As soon as we received the request to update the same from some of our customers, we implemented the #280Characters limit for your Twitter publishing from Statusbrew.

We work closely with all the Social Media websites to provide you with the best so that you can stay ahead in your social growth with the amazing possibilities Statusbrew’s Publishing tools provide. You would now be able to Post and Schedule all your Tweets with the new 280 characters limit for creating individual posts, recycler posts and bulk CSV upload.

We took this release as an opportunity to update the character limits for each of the social network as follows:

  • Twitter: 280
  • Instagram: 2,200
  • Facebook Profiles: 5,000
  • Facebook Pages: 5,000
  • LinkedIn Profiles: 700**
  • LinkedIn Pages: 700
  • Google+ Pages: 5,000

**LinkedIn allows up to 1300 characters when publishing to a Profile natively, but the official documentation for LinkedIn's API has the character limit set to 700. As a third-party app posting to LinkedIn, we respect and comply with the official documentation for LinkedIn's API, which has the character limit set to 700.

With this update, we’re also releasing the ability to remove the shared link in your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ posts for a neater look. You can read more about it here.

So, what are your thoughts on this Twitter character limit update? Are you happy with the extra space or would it hit the Twitter’s beauty of saying more in less?