Why 140 Characters on Twitter?

Q

Why Twitter limits each message to 140 characters?

✍: FYIcenter.com

A

Because Twitter wants to send Twitter messages as text messages on mobile phones, and the standard text message length for text messages is 160 characters long. Twitter wants to keep 20 characters for people's names. So you only have 140 characters to type in a single Twitter message.

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