Twitter today is expanding how many characters you can have in your display name on your profile. Now, instead of having 20 characters to work with, you can use 50 characters to describe who you are. This change is taking place immediately for all users.
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
The update comes right after Twitter announced it’s expanding how long you can make tweets, up to 280 characters from the original 140 character limit. At this point, it seems the company is expanding things for expanding’s sake, so maybe handles and photo upload numbers are next. Who knows?
It’s worth noting that if your account is verified and you change your name, you’ll lose your verification status and won’t get it back until some point in the future. That being said, most of you probably aren’t verified so feel free to change whatever you’d like about your profile. For the rest of you, you’ll wanna stick with your current name.