Twitter may allow tweets to reach 10,000 characters, but you’ll only see the first 140

January 6, 2016

Via: TechSpot

In September last year, it was reported that Twitter was considering removing its famed 140-character limit on Tweets. It now looks as if this will happen within the next few months, as Re/Code reports that the company is likely to launch a new feature in Q1 that will allow users to post tweets of up to 10,000 characters.

If the microblogging site does bring in a 10K-character restriction on posts, then it will match the direct message limit it introduced in August 2015. At the time, the company said the removal of the 140-character limit on DMs didn’t indicate that it was considering doing the same for tweets, but it appears that the San Francisco firm has now decided otherwise.

Should the change happen, Twitter users won’t have worry about their feeds getting clogged up with lengthy posts; tweets will still appear on timelines in the traditional 140-character format, only with some kind of indication that there’s more content to see. Clicking on a long-form tweet will expand it and reveal the entire, 10,000-character maximum post.

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