Twitter Is Considering A 10,000 Character Limit For Tweets
Twitter is at its heart, a micro-blogging site where users post short messages. The shortness of the tweets due to the 140 character limitation, is one of the site's most-loved characteristics.
Tweets are characteristically short and sweet, but this could be all about to change according to tech website Re/Code who have reported that head honchos at the company are considering introducing a 10,000 character limit per tweet.
It seems that the site is being bold and making new changes in an effort to curb lagging user growth over the last few months, and CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted an explanation as to why they might introduce the option for longer tweets: 'We’ve spent a lot of time observing what people are doing on Twitter, and we see them taking screenshots of text and tweeting it. Instead, what if that text … was actually text? Text that could be searched. Text that could be highlighted. That’s more utility and power.'
— Jack (@jack) January 5, 2016
It seems though that not everyone is too happy with the prospective change, and people have naturally taken to Twitter to voice their concerns.
an artist’s impression of twitter with a 10k character limit pic.twitter.com/8I2wqsY5J9
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) January 6, 2016
10k character limit? that ruins like at LEAST half of my tweets. words being cut off is CLASSIC twitter humor. it just really adds to the jo
— enchanted forest (@SIRGWAlNE) January 5, 2016
Why is Twitter thinking about adding a 10,000 character limit? Everything is perfect just how it is.
— Doug Censor Martin (@FaZe_Censor) January 5, 2016
So Twitter is considering increasing the character limit to 10K. Big mistake, we'll just end up with lots of essays in our feeds #Twitter10k
— Katie Travis (@Katie_Travis_) January 6, 2016