Twitter’s ”Beyond 140” Could Jump Its Character Limit For Tweets To 10,000
After bumping up the character limit of its Direct Message to 10,000, Twitter is on the road to introduce the same change in Tweets. Twitter is working on a project called ”Beyond 140” that will allow us to tweet text longer than the traditional 140-character limit. According to the sources familiar with the company’s plans, the potential launch date would target towards the end of Q1 of this year.
Twitter’s ”Beyond 140” Might Raise Character Limit In Tweets
Twitter is considering adding a 10,000 character limit for its tweets, which is the same as the social network’s Direct Message product. Henceforth, we could have foreseen the change earlier, as it’s not a complete surprise. Currently, there is no official launch dates set, these sources say. The new feature might be of great help for some users, allowing them to share deeper, in-depth information regarding their specific topic or agenda.
“Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to tweet things longer than the traditional 140-character limit, and the company is targeting a launch date toward the end of Q1, according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Twitter is currently considering a 10,000 character limit, according to these sources.”
However, users might see a bit of fluctuations in the character limit for tweets before it finally rolls out as a final product. The Direct Message service of Twitter is going pretty well, as it tends to compete against the likes of its arch rival, Facebook. ”Beyond 140” is the project name entitled by the team working in Twitter. This obvious project name entails in raising the Tweet limit above 140-characters.
Twitter’s act of increasing the character limit for its Tweets might give users a native way to include larger text. This will be an alternative method for users, since they are pretty much fond of adding screenshots with ample text to convey the message. On the other hand, the microblogging service would not be so micro after the change has been implemented. Moreover, the brief method of conveying news or information would also set back for rich information with abundant information. Although, some users might not like the idea of extended character limit.
So it remains to be seen what the social networking giant has in store for us this year. Do you guys think it is necessary to add more than 140-characters in a standard tweet? Share your thoughts in the comments.