Meta description: character limit update

A few months Google started showing longer meta descriptions in search engine results. Up to 320 characters.

 

It seems that Google is now shoring shorter descriptions again: https://yoast.com/shorter-meta-descriptions/

 

The character limit counter for meta descriptions is still set to 300 in HubSpot. Will this be updated shortly?

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Meta description: character limit updateHubSpot Product Team
changed to: Delivered
05-07-2019

We have updated the meta description optimization recommendation in our editors to be 155 characters in keeping with Google's most recent stance on recommended meta description length. This is a recommendation and not a hard limit. Please do feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

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MichalG
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 Now required lenght for meta description is ca.160 characters (It is good time to change , becouse you have still 300).

HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team
updated to: Delivered

We have updated the meta description optimization recommendation in our editors to be 155 characters in keeping with Google's most recent stance on recommended meta description length. This is a recommendation and not a hard limit. Please do feel free to reach out to me with any questions.