TWEETS MAY GROW TO 10K CHAR­AC­TERS

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - By Sarah Frier and Reed Steven­son

Twit­ter Inc. might be preparing to raise its char­ac­ter limit to the thou­sands from the cur­rent 140 for tweets, a per­son with knowl­edge of the mat­ter said.

The max­i­mum num­ber of char­ac­ters in a post could be raised to as much as 10,000, or it could be half that, de­pend­ing on how users re­spond to tri­als, said the per­son, who asked not be iden­ti­fied as the changes haven’t been de­cided.

CEO Jack Dorsey has been push­ing the com­pany to think of ways to make the prod­uct more en­gag­ing. Last month, Twit­ter be­gan ex­per­i­ment­ing with a new or­der that shows users the most rel­e­vant con­tent first, in­stead of the usual for­mat of dis­play­ing re­cent posts in re­verse chrono­log­i­cal or­der. In Au­gust, Twit­ter re­moved the 140char­ac­ter mes­sage for direct pri­vate mes­sages sent be­tween users.

Re/code re­ported Tues­day that Twit­ter was con­sid­er­ing the new limit.

Twit­ter de­clined to com­ment.

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