Twitter Will Increase Tweets From 140 Characters To 10k
Get your long thoughts ready
Sometimes 140 characters just aren’t enough to get your point across on Twitter. For those moments, the social platform is reportedly expanding its character limit from 140 to 10,000.
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted a screenshot of what a long tweet would look like — 1,317 characters with spaces. “We’ve spent a lot of time observing what people are doing on Twitter, and we see them taking screenshots of text and tweeting it,” he wrote. “Instead, what if that text…was actually text? Text that could be searched. Text that could be highlighted. That’s more utility and power.”
A source tells the Wall Street Journal, that the new feature will not change what Twitter looks and feels like. For long tweets, users will have to click and expand to see the rest of the text.
Still, fans are not happy with this news and many took to the #Twitter10K hashtag to air out their grievances: