Twitter is well known as a social networking service where users post and interact with messages (tweets), restricted to 140 characters. But for the first time, the new character limit for most Twitter users globally is now officially 280 characters per tweet.
During the test period, Only 5% of tweets sent were longer than 140 characters while only 2% were over 190. Mind you, this data was collected before the limit was changed for the vast majority of Twitter users.
Meanwhile, some languages like Japanese, Chinese and Korean will continue to have a 140 character cap. This is because they take fewer characters to say something that would take many more to express in other languages.
To enjoy this new feature, simply update your Twitter app.