Twice as much drivel now on Twitter
Twitter is trialling a new 280-character limit on tweets.
The social networking giant believes the current 140-character limit means some users find it hard to express themselves in languages such as English and Spanish.
Just 0.4% of tweets sent in Japanese have 140 characters, compared to 9% of English tweets, the company said.
This is due to languages like Japanese and Chinese being able to convey more in one character, it added.
The new feature will be available in all languages except Chinese, Korean and Japanese.