When Twitter revealed it was testing out a larger character limit in September, many users grew concerned their feeds would clog with much longer tweets, including from the country's tweeter-in-chief.
The change will affect all users apart from those using Japanese, Chinese or Korean versions of the app; this is because they are less likely to need the extra space due to the formation of these alphabets. However, many of Twitter's 330 million monthly active users were already getting around the limit by linking to longer pieces, taking screenshots of full stories, and sending streams of tweets called tweetstorms to complete thoughts.
The move modifies a fundamental aspect of Twitter.
The announcement reignited the conversation about whether 280 characters was something people on Twitter wanted or needed. So in other words, although more characters were available, people still kept tweets in English short and sweet.
And in one stroke, Twitter doubles the complexity of our nation's foreign policy.
According to BusinessInsider.com, Twitter made a decision to permanently expand its iconic 140-character restraint after users with access to the test spent more time on the platform and received more engagement, like retweets and likes, from their longer tweets. Many prominent figures who use the platform blasted the new 280-character limit, citing concerns that the new length will take away from the speed and character of Twitter. "But that didn't happen".
Of course, the change means America's highest-profile Twitter user, President Trump, will have more space. Twitter will be spoiled by TROLLS, If it increases.
Only five percent of Tweets sent were longer than 140 characters and only two percent were over 190 characters.
Ultimately, Twitter's decision could lead to users growing more engaged with the service.
However, Twitter users - or, at least, a lot of them - did not sound off with the same level of enthusiasm when the news broke.
Last quarter, Twitter reported 330 million monthly active users, up 4% from the same time a year ago.