# How Many Words Is 1,250 Characters?

Answer: 1,250 characters is between 180 words and 310 words with spaces included in the character count. If spaces are not included in the character count, then 1,250 characters is between 210 words and 420 words.

According to research by Miller, Newman, and Friedman, "the average length of a function word was 3.13 letters; for a content word the average was 6.47 letters." To get the estimates above, we assumed that words in sentences range from 4-7 letters. We also assumed that sentences have 15-20 words and paragraphs typically have 100-200 words and 5-6 sentences.

## How Many Sentences Is 1,250 Characters?

1,250 characters is about 8-21 sentences. A sentence typically has 15–20 words.

## Social Media Character Counts

Various social media platforms have different character limits for their profiles, messages, and status updates. Below is a summary of the character limits per platform:

While Facebook has large character limits, we recommend keeping your Facebook posts to at most 250 characters.

• Facebook Posts: 63,206 characters
• Facebook messages: 20,000 characters

### Instagram

• Instagram Caption: 2,200 characters (truncated at 125 characters)
• Instagram Username: 30 characters
• Instagram Bio: 150 characters
• Instagram Hashtags: 30 hashtags
• Direct Message (DM) character limit: 1,000 characters

• Tweet: 280 characters
• Twitter DM: 10,000 characters
• Twitter Handle: 15 characters
• Twitter Profile Name: 20 characters

• Status Update: 1,300 characters
• Comments: 1,300 characters
• Invite to Connect Message: 300 characters
• InMail Message Subject Line: 200 characters
• InMail Message Body: 1,900 characters

### TikTok

• TikTok post: 150 characters including hashtags
• TikTok comment: 150 characters including hashtags