Twitter’s decision to implement the new feature was based on a “cramming” issue, where English-speaking users where unable to fit their complete thoughts into a single tweet, resulting in extended editing time. According to the site, 9% of English tweets hit the character limit, and implementing the new limit brought that down to 1%. For those worrying that their timeline will soon fill up with bloated tweets, Twitter asserts that once the novelty wears off, approximately 5% of Tweets surpassed 140 characters, and only 2% went over 190 characters.
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