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SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc announced that it would allow 280-character tweets to users across the world.

The platform which is known for its iconic 140-character tweets, originally wanted only a few accounts to test the longer feature.

However, Twitter said it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less time editing their tweets. Which meant that users were less likely to abandon their tweets. 

User posting in languages including Japanese, Korean and Chinese, which do not face the issue of “cramming”, will continue to have a limit of 140 characters, Twitter said.

The company did not say when it would start allowing users to post 280-character tweets.

Here are how a few users reacted to the news: 

 

 
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE