It is good news for Twitter users as the social media platform gears up to double characters to 280

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH SEPT 2017-Social media site Twitter users will soon be able to  communicate  on an increased character threshold  after the increase from 140  character as it is currently to 280.The process for trial to  increase the number of maximum characters is currently ongoing .The move is set to help users “easily express themselves”.

The current character limit was “a major cause of frustration” for some users, the firm said in a blog post.
The firm has been suffering from slowing growth and the shift could be one way for the firm to widen its appeal and attract new users.

“Trying to cram your thoughts into a Tweet – we’ve all been there, and it’s a pain,” Twitter product manager Aliza Rosen wrote.

 Ms Rosen said the longer character limit was being tested in all languages bar Japanese, Chinese and Korean which she said could convey more information in a single character.

“We understand since many of you have been tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters – we felt it, too.

“But we tried this, saw the power of what it will do, and fell in love with this new, still brief, constraint,” she said.

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