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Twitter doubling the number of characters per tweet to 280

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Twitter is about to get wordier.

The social media site is doubling how many characters users can tweet to 280.

The new limit will roll out to Twitter users in almost all 40 languages the site supports. 

Users writing in Japanese, Chinese and Korean won't see the change; Twitter says that's because those languages can express more ideas in fewer words.

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