Twitter is giving users more characters to express themselves

Every Twitter user has been there, you’ve composed the perfect tweet but you’ve got to make cuts to fit your thoughts into 140 characters. Well, those times may soon be over.

Twitter wants every user around the world to easily express themselves through their tweets, so they’re rolling out (to a limited number of users for now) a longer 280 character limit, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean).

Why is this only being rolled out in certain languages?

Because in languages like Japanese, Korean, and Chinese you can convey about double the amount of information in one character as you can in many other languages, like English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French.