Twitter’s 140-character limit for tweets could jump up to 10,000

Micro-blogging startup Twitter is considering ditching the 140-character limit for tweets, one of its defining features, Re/code reported Tuesday citing sources familiar with the company’s plans.
The change to make DMs have a 10,000 character limit has apparently gone well for Twitter, as according to a report from Re/code, that change could be making the leap to standard tweets at some point in the future. The report states that Twitter has a team working on a project called “Beyond 140,” and that the sole reason for its existence is to bump up the character limit for standard tweets, well, beyond 140 characters.

“There is no official launch date set in stone,” reads the article, speculating that it’s also possible the character limit “could fluctuate before it rolls out the final product, which people inside Twitter refer to as ‘Beyond 140’”.

Given that Twitter in August removed the 140-character limit for Direct Messages, doing the same for tweets would be the next logical step for the company. Following the change, DMs on Twitter are now limited to 10,000-character per a single message.

Bringing that same limit to tweets might do wonders for Twitter’s stickiness because many people, this author included, find the 140-character limit annoying at times.

Perhaps introducing the 10,000-character limit will help increase engagement on Twitter as people who post on Medium, Google+ and other blogging platforms might consider re-posting their articles on Twitter in their entirety.

Twitter might become even louder than it already is. What do you think of the idea?


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