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.

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.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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