The long-awaited, and for some, dreaded, expansion of tweet character limits arrived for a small group of people on Tuesday afternoon. Late in the day on Sept. 26, Twitter announced (via a tweet, of course) that it was "trying something new" by allowing some users to Tweet up to 280 characters. Divisive as the broadening has proven to be, many Twitter users seemed to agree on one thing: Twitter should not give President Trump 140 more characters.
According to a Twitter blog post written by product manager Aliza Rosen, the social media company hasn't decided whether the limited expansion will be permanent or universal: "Tweets get right to the point with the information or thoughts that matter. That is something we will never change."
However, given the punch that Trump has been able to pack into the current 140-character limit, Twitter was up in arms over the character limit news.