Rumours of an increase to Twitter character limits

Hot on the heels of Twitter implementing their new “Moments” feature, which you can read about here, there is a story growing that Twitter plan to increase their character limit from 140 to 10000, which is the same character limit their direct message feature uses, Re/Code have reported.


I don’t think anyone can be unfamiliar with this sight – you’re composing the perfect tweet, when suddenly the red numbers light up and you have to chop down your message whilst still retaining some vestige of grammar.  It cannot be denied that at times the 140 character limit can be challenging, but it also makes for dynamic messages.

There is no official release date for this project, which it has been reported as being named “Beyond 140” inside the company, but it is thought that the changes, should they go ahead, will be implemented in the first quarter of 2016.

Whether this comes to fruition or not, it is certainly something that will result in furious discussion amongst Twitter uses.

So, your thoughts?  How would this new feature affect your usage of Twitter?  Let us know!


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