Twitter CEO Finally Confirms That 140 Character Limit Is Staying


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally laid rest to the rumor about the possible increase of 140-character limit in the Tweets by confirming that the character limit is staying.

When Twitter increased the character limit of Direct Messaging feature from 140 to 10,000 characters, CEO Jack Dorsey floated the idea that Twitter might increase the 140-character limit in the tweets, which has defined the site since its inception.

In the past, however, Dorsey has tweeted screenshots of text walls from Apple's Notes app to communicate a lengthier message that would not fit in 140 characters. However, the text images cannot be searched or being easily translated in other languages.

Although Twitter is still widely used, it is having a tough time attracting new users. In addition to this, Twitter is performing poorly on the financial side with its shares now trading in the $16. The company current situation is forcing them to do drastic changes to their services and that is how the idea of increasing the tweet limits from 140-characters to as much as many as 10,000 characters is born.

Luckily, the company realized that the 140-character limit is what made the service unique, popular, and endearing to its millions of users.

CEO Jack Dorsey shared this view in an interview with NBC's "Today" host Matt Lauer that the company will not change the character limit in the tweets.

It's staying. It's a good constraint for us, and… it allows for of-the-moment brevity.

- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Dorsey's comments today do not rule out the possibility of Twitter adding a new attachment card for passages of text, in the same way you can add polls or photo galleries to tweets today.

Source: Variety

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3 Responses

  1. Meow says:

    What is mean by 140 char limit? Lol.

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