Twitter’s 140-character Limit on Tweets Will Remain
Twitter’s co-founder and CEO, clarified the 140-character limit of tweets will remain in place in spite of the fact that there were rumors that he was considering a change. In a meeting with NBC’s “Today” show, Dorsey said the company is not going to expand the length of tweets which directs to what extent user’s posts can be.
“Absolutely not, Twitter has always been about controls. People can follow who they want, and it’s our job to make sure they see the most important things.”
he told during the interview on Friday, marking the company’s 10th anniversary.
“It’s staying, “It’s a good constraint for us, and it allows for of the moment.”
This seems to be a turnaround from rumors that were flooding around for long, suggesting Twitter was considering extending tweets to 10,000 characters or around 2,000 words. However, in January, Dorsey fueled those rumors by sending a tweet saying he planned to react to another pattern where users were incorporating screenshots of text with their tweets to get around word limit.
What if an image of text “was actually text?” he said at the time.
Many twitter users had supported the rumor of change and said they would like to share their thoughts more expansively.