One of the most defining aspects of Twitter may be getting a permanent overhaul if its trial basis is received positively.

Since the platform's inception in 2006, a tweet has been comprised of 140 characters max. - meaning that people were forced to get their point across in a short, concise manner.

Now, it says that it's eliminating one of the reasons that prevents people from tweeting more regularly, and doubling the capacity of a tweet to 280 characters. "When people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters and actually have some to spare, we see more people tweeting,” they said in a blog post. "We understand since many of you have been tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters. But we tried this, saw the power of what it will do, and fell in love with this new, still brief, constraint.”

It's not yet clear whether the trial will be rolled out to all users, but it will begin "in small groups around the world."

You may think that having more room to share your opinion is a good thing, but not everybody was convinced and the announcement was met with a decidedly mixed opinion.

See below for the reaction: