The New Twitter Word Cap – The Pros & Cons
You may have heard that Twitter has a new word cap, doubling the amount you can post in one tweet from 140 words to 280.
For those of us who tweet a lot, this is exciting news, as we can say a LOT more in one tweet than we could before. Here are the pros and cons of the new update:
No longer do you have to leave your sentence mid-word to continue onto another tweet (well, unless your tweet is over 280 words), making it far easier to get your message across. You can add more details, and when your posts post across from Facebook, you should be able to see the whole text without the dreaded ellipsis cut off (… for those who don’t know the term for it!). It also makes having a proper conversation a lot easier, as you don’t have to keep re-editing your post to make it shorter. And you can use clever, long words, like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, should you so wish!
There are definite pros for having a shorter word cap. We are now very used to reading smaller tweets on Twitter, meaning that if they are too long and rambly we may automatically scroll passed it. Therefore, only use the extended word count if you need to – there’s no point adding in words for the sake of it!
What do you make of the longer word limit? Tweet us at @sightcare to let us know!