Twitter considering longer tweet allowance

Twitter is looking into allowing the use of longer tweets rocketing the current 140 character limit to 10,000.

After 24 hours of speculation it seems that the social media company is considering a new 10,000 character limit – the same as for Direct Messages.

It’s the latest effort by the firm to appeal to a wider audience.

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey has said he isn’t definitely set on sticking with 140 characters.

Twitter Statement

In his message, Jack Dorsey wrote that Twitter had already noticed that many of its 300 million users already have been including screenshots of longer texts in their tweets.

He suggested that Twitter was looking at ways to give people more room to express themselves without polluting the service.

Mr Dorsey said that imposing some limits “inspires creativity and brevity and a sense of speed”. He said it would “never lose that feeling”.

At the same time, he said Twitter wasn’t “going to be shy about building more utility and power into Twitter for people”.

He said as long as it was consistent with what people wanted to do, they would explore it.

Officially Twitter, which is based in San Francisco, has refused to comment on its plans.


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