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Display name character count increases to 50 on Twitter

A couple of days after officially replacing its 140-character tweet limit with a new 280-character limit, Twitter social platform has done something similar, but much less conspicuous.

Some users still complain about the 280-character tweet limit and some sees it as an unnecessary move, Well the site has been flooded with updates mocking the change since it came into effect.

display name character count

Before now, Twitter display name character count could only contain about 20 characters, but now you can input upto 50 characters.

Note that, this change only applies to your display names and not user names. For those of you confused as to which is which, the user name is what follows the @ symbol and is often referred to as a “handle.” That is still, for now, blessedly limited to 15 characters. The display name, on the other hand, is that thing people fill with emoji. Got it?

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This change is sure to please all those who felt that the previous law of the Twitter land, 20-character display names, stifled creativity, expression, and in no way contributed to an easy-to-read experience while scanning their respective feeds.

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