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Twitter May Soon Let You Share 10,000 Characters per Post

Brandon

January 14, 2016
Brandon

Twitter may no longer pose a short character limit on posts, according to a report from Re/code. The company is testing a new product that allows users to share up to 10,000 characters in a post, Mashable reports. The Twitter character limit has previous given the company the identity of a brief news source, as well as a social network.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s cofounder and CEO, tweeted about the update: “We didn’t start Twitter with a 140 character restriction. We added that early on to fit into a single SMS message.”

He went on to explain that the company has researched Twitter users’ activity and behaviors, which he notes involve taking screenshots of texts and tweeting it. Dorsey said, “We’re not going to be shy about building more utility and power into Twitter for people.”

This drastic change to Twitter comes from new innovations to reignite the platform’s growth, which some believe has plateaued. Although some users are unhappy about the speculated changes, we may see longer tweets sometime this quarter.

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