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Facebook Limits Status Updates to 420 Characters (!)

To respect Facebook’s childishly numerated limitation, this post will have no more than 420 characters.

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Luckily, there’s not much more to say about Facebook’s 420-character limit. It only applies to updates through apps (like mobile apps) and has actually been in place for a while, though this is the first time they’ve publicly stated it. Comments to updates can be up to 8,000 characters. College freshmen are now permitted to giggle. (This, by the way, is what a post with 420 characters looks like. Seems adequate.)

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Dan Nosowitz is a freelance writer and editor who has written for Popular Science, The Awl, Gizmodo, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. He holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University and currently lives in Brooklyn, because he has a beard and glasses and that's the law

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