Elon Musk Advises on Plans to Increase the Character Limit of Tweets
Twitter can increase the limit of characters from 280, according to the tweet of the new owner Elon Musk. The world’s richest man and Twitter’s new CEO responded to a user on the microblogging site who asked for a higher character limit, saying it was part of the company’s plan. Twitter is also working on adding encrypted direct messages (DMs), and payment services, according to a set of slides recently shared by Musk on Twitter. However, it is not yet clear whether the increased character limit will match the long tweet feature teased by the company’s CEO.
On Monday, Musk responded to a Twitter user asking him to increase the 280-character limit for tweets on Twitter to 1,000 characters. Musk responded, saying: “It’s on the todo list.”
Twitter, called a “microblogging service”, originally had a 140-character limit for tweets, which was expanded to 280 characters in 2017. At the time, the company’s blog said that “many people wrote the full limit of 280 because it was new and novel, but soon after the behavior became normal…We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they tweeted more easily and more often.”
The forum is one of the few services that limits user posts to a few hundred characters. Rival Facebook allows users to upload posts with thousands of characters.
Musk has expressed interest in the idea of expanding the character limit multiple times since taking the stage, according to a report by Mashable.
On November 27, a Twitter user suggested that Musk increase the speaker’s word limit from 280 to 420. “Great idea” Musk wrote back.
Before that, another user had suggested to “remove the character limits,” to which Musk replied: “Absolutely”.
Musk recently announced another big change to the platform with its multi-color authentication system. The system for checking the new three-color verification mark will replace the previous service ‘Twitter Blue’ which had to be removed within days of its release due to the increase in the number of accounts impersonating well-known brands and personalities while carrying a ‘verified’ check. The new Twitter Blue authentication service will be relaunched on December 2, according to Musk.