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The leading Chinese social network Weibo has announced that it will be abolishing its 140 character limit.
Weibo is one of the most popular social networks in China with over 200 million users, and is a micro-blogging platform similar to Twitter.
Until recently it had a 140 character limit, but from 28th January so-called “senior members” will be able to write longer messages, with this being rolled out to all members by the end of February.
The longer messages will only partially display in followers’ news feeds, with users having to click on the post to view the entire message on a separate page.
The news comes as Twitter faces mounting pressure to abolish its own 140 character limit. Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey announced earlier this month that it may get rid of the character limit after noting that many users were posting images of longer pieces of text.