TWEETS MAY GROW TO 10K CHARACTERS
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.