Twitter replaced its character counter with a circle and everyone’s really confused

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Twitter may have just upped its character limit to 280, but you wouldn’t know it just by looking at its tweet composer.

As part of the update, which doubled the amount of characters you can cram into a single tweet, the company replaced its character counter with a weird circle icon that changes colors as you type.

SEE ALSO: Twitter makes 280 characters the new normal

And while opinions of the new character count may be mixed, Twitter users seem to be united in their hatred for the circle, which seems unnecessarily confusing as you can longer see how many characters you’ve actually typed.

Instead, all you see is a circle and a small blue highlight, which expands as you type more (it does switch back to a character count once you get to 20 characters remaining, though). Read more…

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