Twitter Doubling Character Count

Twitter has  officially expanded its character count to 280 across the world,  doubling the traditional 140-character count. The company announced back  in September that it was testing the new limit "in languages impacted  by cramming"--which is nearly all of them, save for Japanese, Chinese  and Korean. 

Twitter informed users in a blog post on Tuesday that  feedback from the test was positive and that it has started rolling out  the expanded limit everywhere. Japanese, Korean, and Chinese accounts,  however, will continue to have 140 characters because cramming is not an  issue in these languages.

Source:  ABC News