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Twitter alleviates character limits, but increases confusion

Twitter has come under fire for making its service more confusing in the latest update to the way its 140-character messages work.

The criticism follows a test of the removal of people’s Twitter handles from the beginning of tweets that are in reply to someone or a group of people.

The feature, which is being tested for some iOS users as part of a move to relax the 140-character limit, means that when a user is responding to a thread with multiple users they can still write a full message.

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