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.
It has very little effect that 280 character expansions, And of course, it is less controversial, but it can be useful for people with long names or who want to add emoji or want to change their name regularly in funny statement.The name function does not change the user’s Twitter handle, which remains the same.
Starting today, your Twitter display name can be up to 50 characters in length! Go ahead, add that middle name or even a few more emojis. https://t.co/QBxx9Hnn1j
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 10, 2017
Although Twitter’s new tricks can help unlock engagement,there is plenty of disappointment that the company has chosen to focus on cosmetic changes rather than combating long-standing problems such as abuse on the platform.
Twitter’s handling of harassment and trolls is such that an employee decided to take things with the company in his own hands and the deactive President’s Trump account on their last day – the ultimate mic-drop-on-my-way-out .
The account was offline for 11 minutes before it was restored. This has allegedly received a solid support from many Twitter employees behind the scenes but the social media company left the egg on the face.
But hey, now you can make a 50-character username …