In August of 2015, Twitter officially bumped up the character limit of its Direct Message feature to 10,000. Now some other changes might be in store for the social network.
The change to make DMs have a 10,000 character limit has apparently gone well for Twitter, as according to a report from Re/code, that change could be making the leap to standard tweets at some point in the future. The report states that Twitter has a team working on a project called “Beyond 140,” and that the sole reason for its existence is to bump up the character limit for standard tweets, well, beyond 140 characters.
“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.”
The rollout for this tweak should be implemented to users sometime by the end of the first quarter of 2016, so it sounds like the social network is still fine-tuning all of the details. Bumping up to 10,000 characters is a bit extreme, to say the least, and it will be interesting to see how the Twitter feed changes to reflect that many characters in a single post.
Twitter might become even louder than it already is. What do you think of the idea?