Now we can write more on Twitter as the character limit has been increased to 280 from 140 and on Tuesday, it was made official by the company. However, it was on Wednesday that Twitter announced the same after testing it. Here’s what was written by Twitter in its blog post,
“Our goal was to make this possible while ensuring we keep the speed and brevity that makes Twitter, Twitter. Looking at all the data, we’re excited to share we’ve achieved this goal and are rolling the change out to all languages where cramming was an issue.”
This announcement made many people happy and they expressed their joy with tweets.
On Thursday, The International Cricket Council also celebrated the moment.
Taking a jibe at Sri Lankan cricketers, ICC tweeted the pics of four cricketers with caption, “Thanks to #280characters, we can now use the following names! Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas, Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena, Dickwella Patabendige Dilantha Niroshan Dickwella, Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath.”
Thanks to #280characters, we can now use the following names! 🇱🇰
Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas
Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena
Dickwella Patabendige Dilantha Niroshan Dickwella
Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath pic.twitter.com/Xps6T2wVPB
— ICC (@ICC) November 9, 2017
As we can see that the names of four Sri Lankan cricketers are quite big, ICC took the opportunity to troll them in a happy manner. Twitter also hilariously reacted over ICC’s tweet and here are some of the selected reactions:
— Swapnil Pandit (@swapnilpandit5) November 9, 2017
You start pronouncing a srilankan name I will take a shower
— 🇳🇵Nishan Kunwar 🇳🇵 (@nishan_kshetri) November 9, 2017
This cricketer has to win the prize for the best beneficiary of #280characters – Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau
By the time you would spell the name @ashwinravi99 wud probably finish an over !! 😀😀
— Manish (@m_darak) November 9, 2017
Finally we got to know:
What a valuable piece of information!
Thanks for this valuable information ICC
— Gaju Harale (@gajuharale) November 9, 2017
The funniest tweet by ICC:
— TODAY IS A RUSEV DAY (@Amandeep7610) November 9, 2017
500 bhi kam padega:
Twitter apni word limit 280 kya 500 bhi kar de to tum tab bhi inke playing eleven ka naam ek tweet mai nhi likh sakoge😂😂
— Pahadi (@pahadikumaoni) November 9, 2017
And then comes this:
Even 2080 won't be enough 😂😂😂😂
— Arab khan Marwat (@Arabkhan) November 9, 2017
Can anyone tell how many player's names did they actually mentioned above?
— Rahul Sharma 🏏 (@CricFreakRD) November 9, 2017
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