Twitter Wants To Change Character Limit To 10,000 Characters
Twitter is said to be working on a feature that would allow users to create tweets with as many as 10,000 characters, obliterating the 140-character limit that’s been synonymous with the microblogging service since its inception, according to a report in the tech blog Re/code.
Citing unnamed sources, Re/code said the company expects the feature, internally called “Beyond 140,” to debut around March. However, an official launch date has not been set, and the final character limit could change in the meantime, the report said. Twitter is testing a design for the feature in which tweets appear as they do now, but with an option to click to expand a tweet to see more content, Re/code said. This ”Read More” option would help preserve a design that many of the site’s core users love. Twitter already introduced a 10,000 character limit for “Direct Messages,” which allows users to chat privately, one-on-one or in a group. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.
The ability to view larger pieces of content on Twitter could help encourage users to stay on the service instead of jumping to other sites. This could increase the value of users to advertisers, and potentially boost users’ engagement with the site’s other features.
What the hell do you have to say on Twitter that takes up to 10,000 words!?!