Twitter is considering a new feature that would upgrade its 140 character limit to a more robust 10,000.
Right from the start, Twitter‘s most unique feature was its most frustrating: A 140 character limit for all public posts. But apparently that’s something Twitter itself is considering changing. Following news that the social media giant saw little growth in 2015, various sources within the company claimed the Twitter will soon move beyond the 140 limit. The final count isn’t clear, but reports suggest it might run as high as 10,000 characters.
A 10,000 character limit – 71 times higher than what Twitter currently offers – would allow individual tweets to be roughly 2,000 words in length. This is currently the limit Twitter imposes on Direct Messages, so extending that to public posts shouldn’t be too difficult. Right now, writing tweets beyond 140 characters requires third-party services like Twitlonger, which display the posts introduction with a link to the full-length post.
Twitter has yet to comment publicly on these claims, but even early reports suggest the feature is still under consideration. That said, we’ll have an answer soon, with sources claiming the feature will be introduced by the end of Q1 2016.