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Twitter fixes another important problem with support for 50-character usernames

Twitter fixes another important problem with support for 50-character usernames
From TechCrunch - November 9, 2017

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.

This is far less impacting that the 280 character expansion, and certainly less controversial, but it may be useful for people with longer names or those who like to add emojis or change their name to witty statements regularly. The name function doesnt change a users Twitter handle, which remains the same.

While Twitters new moves might 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.

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