Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled for all languages except Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.
Registered users can post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them.
The application, now called "Twitter" and distributed free of charge, is the official Twitter client for the i Phone, i Pad and Mac.
From September through October 2010, the company began rolling out "New Twitter", an entirely revamped edition of
The record was broken again when 3,085 tweets per second were posted after the Los Angeles Lakers' victory in the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, Twitter acquired application developer Atebits on April 11, 2010.
In August 2010, the company appointed Adam Bain from News Corp.'s Fox Audience Network as president of revenue. In February 2010, Twitter users were sending 50 million tweets per day. For example, a record was set during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when fans wrote 2,940 tweets per second in the thirty-second period after Japan scored against Cameroon on June 14.
Twitter's director of business development explained that it is important to have Twitter content where Twitter users go.
On March 21, 2012, Twitter celebrated its sixth birthday while also announcing that it had 140 million users and 340 million tweets per day.
Jack Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.
inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes.