Famous for its 140-character limit, Twitter is reportedly considering increasing its character limit to 10,000.
Rumors about Twitter breaking away from its norms arose from a post made on the technology website, Re/Code, stating the company would introduce the change at the end of 2016’s first quarter. Although Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, has not confirmed such plan, Twitter users around the world turned to Twitter to express their mixed emotions.
Most of the public’s disapproval comes from the thought that if a 10,000-character limit were to be placed, people’s timelines would be filled with long, enormous tweets. This, in a sense, defeats the purpose of Twitter, where users enjoy being able to read multiple tweets on a timeline.
Twitter has changed drastically within the past year alone. With the launch of Moments, users are able to see summaries of major events that take place on and off Twitter. Recently, Twitter also removed its 140-character limit on Direct Messages, which was favored by the public.
On January 5, Dorsey tweeted about how he believes lengthening tweet characters could be beneficial to the Twitter community. Many users believe Dorsey subtly confirmed the rumors with this tweet.