Twitter’s huge draw as a social media platform is forcing brevity in communication. It’s 140 character limit has created it’s own unique way of sharp, snappy writing and digital literacy. But today rumors have surfaced via Re/Code that Twitter is considering eliminating the 140 character tweet limit in favor of a 10,000 limit.
In other words, Twitter would basically be a… generic blogging platform? O.K.!
Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to tweet things longer than the traditional 140-character limit, and the company is targeting a launch date toward the end of Q1, according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Twitter is currently considering a 10,000 character limit, according to these sources. That’s the same character limit the company uses for its Direct Messages product, so it isn’t a complete surprise.
There is no official launch date set in stone, these sources say. It’s also possible the character limit could fluctuate before it rolls out the final product, which people inside Twitter refer to as “Beyond 140.” Re/code first reported that Twitter was building a product like this back in September. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.
Hmm… Sure sounds a lot like another platform for long-form communication…
Twitter’s stock is not doing all the hot on the news.