Twitter could raise character limit on tweets to 10,000 from current 140
posted by Alan F. / Jan 06, 2016, 10:04 AM
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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Posts: 2697; 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...
posted on Jan 06, 2016, 10:09 AM 5
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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."
posted on Jan 06, 2016, 6:07 PM 2
Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014
I am to delete my Twitter acc. if they're ever gonna do that.
posted on Jan 06, 2016, 10:18 AM 0
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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!!!!!!
posted on Jan 06, 2016, 10:23 AM 1
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10,000 characters, is the only way techie will get Twitter.
posted on Jan 06, 2016, 4:36 PM 5
Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015
ROTFLMAO....sometimes he makes good points..but he really needs to learn to condense that s**t
posted on Jan 07, 2016, 8:36 AM 0
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140\3 = 26.66666. Thats how many times i want to say NO! And not even on third more.
posted on Jan 06, 2016, 7:21 PM 1
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