Good news for those that like penning “tweet-storms.”
Recode reported on Tuesday that Twitter may increase its 140-character limit to 10,000, allowing users to create much longer tweets. Sources tell Recode that Twitter is considering a design change — which could be implemented as soon as Q1 — that would let users expand these longer tweets with a button, perhaps, showing the initial 140 characters and keeping the look of timelines consistent with what exists today.
Update: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the rumors. We’ve included it below.
Twitter, which has seen its stock dip nearly 40 percent in the last year as user growth slows, did something similar this past August when it ditched its 140-character limit for direct messages.
Today’s news sparked reaction on Twitter. The company’s stock is down 3 percent today.
If Twitter moves to 10,000 characters per tweet, what do I do with my unexpected talent of fitting communications in exactly 140 characters?
— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) January 5, 2016
If Twitter moves to 10,000 characters, email must move to 140 characters.
It's only fair.
— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) January 5, 2016
Can't believe Twitter is considering introducing a 10,000 character limit, I'm sure if they actually spoke to their users they'd find (1/87)
— Eddie Robson (@EddieRobson) January 5, 2016
Imagine this on your timeline for each person you follow haha, 10,000 characters pic.twitter.com/9OF5y6UP4B
— GadgetsBoy (@GadgetsBoy) January 5, 2016
Update: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the rumors on Twitter (with a screenshotted block of text that dropping the 140 character limit would fix).
— jack (@jack) January 5, 2016