Twitter could raise character limit on tweets to 10,000 from current 140

Twitter could raise character limit on tweets to 10,000 from current 140
Thanks to a project inside Twitter dubbed "Beyond 140," Twitter subscribers soon won't have to worry about getting cut off at the current 140 character limit. Most Twitter users know the empty feeling that results from not being able to complete one's thoughts with the current cap. A report published today states that the messaging app is thinking about hiking the limit to 10,000 characters.

Twitter has evolved from a messaging app used to send brief messages among friends, to a major communications tool used to disseminate news. During some recent "active shooter" situations, those pinned down in one location have used it to alert the public and the police to what is going on. On a day-to-day basis, Twitter has also become a way for the average citizen to communicate with people that they normally would never be able to talk to, such as celebrities, government officials and high-ranking corporate executives.

Twitter has already increased the character limit on Direct Messages, which are private tweets between users, to 10,000 from 140. The company hopes to have the new character limit in place for regular tweets by the end of the current quarter. In an effort to keep tweets looking the same as they do now, Twitter is reportedly testing a method that would keep the number of characters displayed at one time to 140. An icon would appear on the screen to inform the recipient of a long tweet that there is more to the message.

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20 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It'll 'alienate' my beloved Twitter... Yup, I'm a Twitter TWIT. Look this way, people will start blogging on Twitter for crying out loud... And your "Tweet Feed" will become excruciatingly long & cumbersome... I'd say: HELL NO...

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I think you missed this part: "Twitter is reportedly testing a method that would keep the number of characters displayed at one time to 140. An icon would appear on the screen to inform the recipient of a long tweet that there is more to the message."

2. Blest42188

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

I think that's a terrible idea. Maybe 280 characters or something.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I am to delete my Twitter acc. if they're ever gonna do that.

17. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Who cares?

19. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Didn't need you to.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

lol. Watch thirsty boys slide in a job application for the beloved one.

5. khaldoon

Posts: 62; Member since: May 17, 2013

NO PLEASE NO. I HAVE NOT BEEN TO MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT FOR A LONG WHILE BECUSE WHENEVER I LOGIN I SEE SOMEONE POSTING A POEM OF WORDS OF SONGS. NOW IF TWITTER BECOMES 1000 WORDS SAME THING WILL HAPPEN. TWITTER IS SUPPOSED TO BE DIFFERENT!!!!!!

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

So basically they're turning Twitter into Tumblr. What's the point?

8. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

OMG, that will be TOTALLY unworkable. Bye, Bye Twitter. Maybe 250 and take out the addressing from the totals.

9. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

The whole point of twitter will die with that.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31293; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

10,000 characters, is the only way techie will get Twitter.

18. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

ROTFLMAO....sometimes he makes good points..but he really needs to learn to condense that s**t

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31293; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree with you about the "condense" part lol.

11. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I think a 500-2000 character limit would make more sense as it's sufficoent for news that may pop up on Twitter without being too excessive as this 10,000 character limit would be.

13. Loadstar

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 01, 2015

i think 160 character are good for twitter...

14. Cslfiero

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

140\3 = 26.66666. Thats how many times i want to say NO! And not even on third more.

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're not very good at math, are you? 140 divided by 3 is not what you say it is.

15. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It still won't get me to post to Twitter.

16. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Twitter is just for crying kids.

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