Twitter rants are set to grow bigger, and the microblogging site’s character limit might soon expand to 1000 characters from its previous limit of just 280 characters.
CEO Elon Musk teased the update in response to a user’s suggestion. “It’s on the to-do list,” Musk wrote.
According to a report by Mashable, Twitter was referred to as a “microblogging service” mainly due to its limit of 140 characters for its tweets. Eventually, the limit was increased to 280 characters in 2017. The news was announced on Twitter’s official blog.
“Many people Tweeted the full 280 limits because it was new and novel, but soon after behavior normalized…….We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they Tweeted more easily and more often,” the official Twitter blog read.
The character limit has been one of the prime differences between Twitter and other social media services.
Musk has shown interest in the idea of increasing the character limit on several occasions since his takeover of the platform, as per a report by ANI.