Twitter has expanded the character count for display names to as much as 50 characters. A tweet from Twitter says “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,”. Do not forget that display name is totally different from username which appears in a person’s profile URL. Username can solely be as much as 15 characters long on Twitter.
The update follows the increase of character limit for tweets from 140 to 280 characters. Ahead of the rollout, the micro-blogging web site carried out a trial with a couple of users. In September, Twitter launched a test that expanded the 140-character restrict in order that users may express themselves simply in a tweet.
In the meantime, Twitter has suspended its account verification exercise after folks criticised the company for verifying the account belonging to the organizer of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one lifeless in August. Twitter’s verification process basically offers public figures on the platform a blue tick subsequent to their names.
Twitter accounts with verified status allows folks to determine key people and organizations on Twitter as genuine and are shown by a blue tick. This sometimes consists of accounts maintained by public figures and organizations in music, TV, movies, government, etc..