Twitter fixes another important problem with support for 50-character usernames

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That moment came on Tuesday night when the company expanded the 140-character limit for tweets, giving the USA president - a prolific and controversial Twitter user - twice the amount of space to express himself.

"We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters; they tweeted more easily and more often".

Here's a roundup of the best, worst and most gratuitous uses of 280 characters on Twitter.

The company started testing the longer tweet limit with a small group of users in September.

Twitter has followed up its move to double the character limit of tweets to 280 by increasing the length of a username to 50 characters. Previously, it was set to the 140-character limit. To change your display name, head on over to your profile, tap on "Edit Profile" on the right side of your page, and then click on your current name.




But with the expanded character count, this problem was massively reduced - that number dropped to only 1% of Tweets running up against the limit.

It's no secret that the Sri Lankan players have longest names in cricket world and looks like ICC will be happy to use full names!

Celtic, for example, used their first 280-character tweet to re-emphasise their longstanding spell of dominance in Scottish football. "Go ahead, add that middle name or even a few more emojis".

Meanwhile, Twitter after expanding the limit said that it was done to address the cramming issue.

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