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Twitter now lets your display name be longer too – up to 50 characters

The Next Web Friday, 10 November 2017
Twitter now lets your display name be longer too – up to 50 charactersTwitter has been a bit preoccupied with length lately. After permanently increasing the maximum character length for tweets to 280, it’s now allowing your display name to be longer too. You were previously limited to 20 characters, but now you have 50 to work with. That’ll give you enough room to saturate your name with emoji, or just let you set your display name to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – an opportunity I quickly took advantage of. I’m sure it’s also welcome for people who have actually have really long names. In some languages and cultures, names often go past 20 characters. To…

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Twitter's gave everyone 280 characters per tweet Tuesday. Prior to the change, Twitter users only had 140 characters.

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