Twitter Now Allows Display Names To Have Up To 50 Characters

Twitter Now Allows Display Names To Have Up To 50 Characters

At its core, Twitter is still very much about micro-blogging, where users post short status updates and blurbs as opposed to lengthy Medium-like articles. However the company has made changes in recent times to allow users to post more than they normally would, such as no longer counting usernames towards a tweet's length.

Now according to a recent announcement by Twitter, the company will now be allowing display names to be as long as 50 characters. According to Twitter, "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."

This announcement is hot on the heels of Twitter announcing that they will now be allowing users to post tweets that go up to 280 characters in length. Prior to that, Twitter was testing out the new tweet length for select users, but ultimately decided to make it available to all. The company claimed that users felt more satisfied at the ability to better express themselves on the platform.

The change to the display name should already be available to users, so to make changes to your display name, head on over to Twitter's support page for the details on how to go about doing so.


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