Twitter to Increase its 140 Character Limit by the End of 2016


Twitter to Increase its 140 Character Limit by the End of 2016

  • 06 Jan 2016
Twitter is finally considering extending its 140 character limit to 10,000 characters by the end of 2016, reports Recode. But until then, we may see the tweet limit variably changing between 140 and beyond 140 characters. If the changes are done as described by Twitter, you won’t experience any clutter adding to your twitters’ timeline, however only a call to action would be offered beyond 140 characters to read more information.

Furthermore, sources are also considering the different ways to fight spam that can occur as a result of longer tweets. However, the company hasn’t confirmed exactly how they will fight this issue of spam.

Public Feedback to the News So Far:

A lot of twitter users have criticized this upcoming change by Twitter.  Many users are of the opinion that the increase in tweet’s limit will make the platform to lose its originality, since 140 character limits actually defines the platform right from the moment it was launched. Some other users have also predicted it to become more like Facebook with the implementation of this change.

You can get a good glimpse of public reactions by searching “Twitter limit” in your favorite browser. Despite the negative feedback given by the public, the company considers increasing the tweet limit to bring more users to the platform.

It will be interesting to see how the company maintains its originality and avoid becoming more like Facebook and some other social platforms, once the change is implemented. Stay tuned to Medialinkers  for more SEO and Social Media News.