Twitter could expand its character limit from 280, according to a tweet by new owner Elon Musk. The world’s richest man and new CEO of Twitter responded to a user on the microblogging platform asking for an upper character limit, stating it was part of the company’s plan. Twitter is also working on adding encrypted direct messages (DMs) and payment services, according to a slideshow Musk recently shared on Twitter. However, it is not currently clear if the increased character count will be the same feature as the long tweets teased by the company’s CEO.
Twitter, referred to as a “micro-blogging service,” originally had a 140-character limit for tweets, which was expanded to 280 characters in 2017. At the time, the company’s blog reported that “many people tweeted the 280-character limit.” Full because it was new and new, but soon after the behavior normalized…we saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they tweeted more easily and more often.”
The platform is one of the few services that limits user posts to a few hundred characters. Competition Facebook Allows users to upload posts containing thousands of characters.
Musk has shown interest in the idea of increasing the character limit on a number of occasions since he took over the platform, Mashable reports.
On November 27, a Twitter user suggested to Musk that the platform’s word limit be increased from 280 to 420. “Good idea,” Musk wrote in response.
Prior to that, another user suggested “get rid of the character limit,” and Musk replied: “Sure.”
musk recently announce Another major change to the platform with the multi-color verification system. The new three-color check mark system will replace the previous “Twitter Blue” service that had to be scrapped within days of its launch due to a surge in accounts impersonating well-known brands and personalities while carrying a “verified” check. According to Musk, the new Twitter Blue verification service will initially relaunch on December 2.