Twitter is set to get stronger. The character limit for the microblogging site may soon be expanded to 1,000 characters from its previous limit of just 280 characters. CEO Elon Musk teased the update in response to a user suggestion.
"It's on my to-do list," Musk wrote.
According to a report by Mashable, Twitter has been referred to as a "micro-blogging service" mainly due to its 140-character limit on its tweets. Finally, the limit was increased to 280 characters in 2017. The news was announced on the official Twitter blog.
"A lot of people tweeted the 280 character limit because it was fresh and new, but soon after the behavior became normalized...we saw that when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they tweeted more easily and more frequently," said the official Twitter blog.
One of the main differences between Twitter and other social networking services was the character limit.
Musk has shown interest in the idea of increasing the character limit several times since he took over the platform, reports Mashable.
On November 27, a Twitter user suggested to Musk that he increase the platform's word limit from 280 to 420.
“Good idea,” Musk wrote in response.
Before that, another user suggested "remove character limit".
The billionaire replied, "Sure."
Musk recently announced another major platform change with his multicolor verification system.
The tricolor system will replace the previous "Twitter Blue" service that had to be phased out within days of its launch due to a growing number of accounts posing as well-known brands and personalities while running a "verification" check.
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