Rumor: Twitter deletes the end of March limit of 140 characters




Twitter plans to remove the limit of 140 characters for tweets for late March. The limit of 140 characters is the most characteristic element of the messaging. The timeline would be for users nevertheless should continue to look the same.

Twitter would consider to display still 140 characters and then via a button to enable users to expand a tweet, so they can see the rest of the tweet. That way longer tweets without requiring users to scroll far to go a long tweet over, reports Recode from multiple anonymous sources. The limit would be on ten thousand characters, something that DM’s already possible today.

There are still several issues that provide Twitter. Thus it would be possible to cite many more people in a tweet, which allows for more spam. Also, the design how long tweets should look not finished.

The restriction to 140 characters is from the beginning in Twitter and is one of the most distinctive and characteristic elements of the social media. It is unknown what Twitter thinks accessible by enabling longer tweets.

Update, 23:07: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has a tweet posted which is a clear indication that the limit of 140 characters will disappear.


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