Twitter will increase the maximum possible number of characters for writing tweets from 280 to 4000. This was announced by Elon Musk, answering a question from a user of the social network.
Musk announced his plans to increase the number of symbols back in mid-November. Shortly before that, he promised that Twitter "will do a lot of stupid things in the coming months."
Twitter was launched in 2006 and tweets were originally limited to 140 characters. In September 2016, links to media files were no longer taken into account in their number, and in March 2017, usernames. In 2017, the number of characters was doubled to 280. The limit of 140 was opposed mainly by English-speaking users. The increase in the number of characters was tested in all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean, as their speakers can convey more information through one character.