Twitter Considering Removing 140 Character Limit
January 9th, 2016 | by Kevin James Krotz
Longer Tweets Are Incoming
Twitter is removing a feature that has, since its inception, been a foundation of the platform, the 140-character limit.
According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, the social network is considering a 10,000-character limit with a launch sometime around the end of Q1. That limit is the same that the company uses for Direct Messages.
Twitter Could Change, But Not Much
The official launch date isn’t set in stone, and sources for Re/Code says that the character limit could change again before the final product officially ships. Re/Code also writes how this new Twitter could look and feel:
Twitter is currently testing a version of the product in which tweets appear the same way they do now, displaying just 140 characters, with some kind of call to action that there is more content you can’t see. Clicking on the tweets would then expand them to reveal more content. The point of this is to keep the same look and feel for your timeline, although this design is not necessarily final, sources say.
Twitter is also rumored to be changing its reverse chronological timeline, something that was built at the core of the social media. These changes shows that Twitter is willing to revamp, something that shows why the service has lasted so long.