Twitter considering 10,000-character limit for tweets - Re/code | Reuters

Twitter Inc is building a new feature that will allow users post messages as long as 10,000 characters, Re/code reported on Tuesday.

The micro-blogging website, which currently has a 140-character limit, is considering launching the service toward the end of the first quarter but has not set an official date, Re/code reported, citing sources familiar with the plans.

The company, in an attempt to keep a similar look for the timeline, is testing a version of the product which displays 140-character long tweets but expands to reveal more content when clicked on, the technology news website said.(on.recode.net/1Z3mUCo)

Twitter has been experimenting under Jack Dorsey - the company's co-founder who returned as chief executive in October - to make the website more engaging.

In the few months under Dorsey, Twitter introduced the 'Moments' feature, added polls to tweets, rolled out a "buy" button and replaced its star-shaped "favorite" icon with a heart-shaped icon called "like".

However, some users took to Twitter to express their dissent to the new feature with the hashtag #beyond140.

"Just say no to #beyond140!," Andrew Wright tweeted.

Re/code reported in September that the new feature was in the works.

Twitter declined to comment.

(Reporting By Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Maju Samuel)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Jan 05, 2016 23:13 PM

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