Twitter reportedly plans to go beyond its 140-character limit

Twitter May Expand Its 140-Character Limit
Twitter May Expand Its 140-Character Limit


A big change may be coming to Twitter, and it's about the much discussed 140-character limit that made the world good at simplifying their thoughts down to the bare minimum.

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According to ReCode, Twitter is working on a new product that will let users tweet without the restraint of the iconic number of characters. While it is still unclear how the product will look like and function, the decision could move the platform into a long-form publishing environment, changing the balance of power between the current social media platforms. Twitter still has not confirmed nor denied the decision, but it is not a surprising change after the company took the limit down for its direct messaging option in a possible attempt to gradually roll out long-form communication.

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While the limit is also the trademark of the company, many users have been asking for the restriction to be abolished. While the move is still unconfirmed, Twitter executives have been openly discussing the option of not counting links and user handles as part of the 140 characters, allowing users to express their thoughts in longer sentences. Additionally, Twitter rolled out in April the option to add a comment while retweeting another person's message.

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