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How KOT welcomed Twitter’s 280 characters

Kenyans on Tuesday woke up to news that the 280 characters provision on Twitter was now available worldwide.

Tweeps started testing the new feature that doubles their tweets’ length early in the morning,  with many lamenting how their timelines looked like encyclopedias.

Twitter tested the 280 characters with select users in September and has now rolled out the feature to all users.

The company said users should not worry about their timelines being flooded by lengthy tweets as during testing, “only five per cent of tweets sent were longer than 140 characters and only two per cent were over 190 characters. As a result, your timeline reading experience should not substantially change, you’ll still see about the same amount of tweets in your timeline.”

Here are some Kenyan tweeps who enjoyed the new character limit.