Twitter Display Name Character Now Increased to 50

Twitter is right now living up to the expectations following recent updates. Just few days after increasing its 140 character tweet limit to 280 characters, Twitter has now added more spice by also increasing the display name character to 50

However, it's surprising to know that many users see the new 280-character tweet limit as an unnecessary move. The social platform has been flooded with updates mocking the change since it came into effect.

If you are familiar with Twitter, you would have noticed that the display name could only contain 20 characters before this latest update. However, now you have 50 characters.

Note that this change is only applicable to display names and not to the user names. To make it clearer, the Twitter username is what follows the @ symbol and is often referred to as a "handle." That is still, for now, blessedly limited to 15 characters. In other hand, the display name, is that thing people fill with emoji. Got it?

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This is actually a welcomed development as users has expected this for a long time. It will surely make the platform more interesting.


  1. Twitter company is now trying, the character count now goes up from a maximum of 20 to now 50 characters.

  2. This development is good for people with very long names. In some languages and cultures, names often go past 20 characters.

  3. Hope people understand the difference between a Twitter user name and a display name?

    Your username appears in your profile URL and is unique to you. It's used for logging in, replies, and Direct Messages.

    Your display name is a personal identifier (sometimes a business name or real name) displayed in your profile page and used to identify you to friends, especially if your username is something other than your name or business name.

    How to make the change of display name
    To change your display name, head on over to your profile, tap on ‘Edit Profile’ on the right side of your page, and then click on your current name.

  4. Thanks Twitter for giving us a pointless 50 characters for our names,


  5. :D 'hehe only twitter users will understand this..
    'haba the limitation was just to much before, i am happy about the new development so far...

  6. m so happy fr the new development in Twitter.. thumbs up to them

  7. one thing is that as twitter keeps improving
    whatsapp is not left out .also telegram
    they will keep improving