January 5, 2016 1:46 pm

Twitter considering 10,000-character limit for tweets: report

Yet another report has claimed that Twitter is considering expanding its character limit for tweets; however, this time it's rumoured the social network could allow up to 10,000 characters per tweet.

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Yet another report has claimed that Twitter is considering expanding its character limit for tweets; however, this time it’s rumoured the social network could allow up to 10,000 characters per tweet.

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According to a report from Re/Code, citing sources familiar with the matter, the company is building a new feature that would allow users to send longer tweets. The sources said the feature could launch by the end of the company’s first quarter.

Twitter declined to comment on the report.

But this isn’t the first time Re/Code has reported that this type of change is coming to the social networking site. In September, the tech outlet reported that Twitter was building a product that would allow users to publish long-form content to the site. The report also claimed Twitter has discussed ways to lengthen its famous 140-character limit, by removing things like links or handles from the count.

A second report by The Wall Street Journal added that the company is considering upping the character limit to 150 characters or more.

Twitter has been slowly allowing its users to include more characters in their messages, however.

In August, Twitter removed the 140-character limit from its Direct Messages feature. And in April, the social network added the option for users to add a comment to their retweets.

Twitter has had challenges in broadening the appeal of its service to the mass market amid fierce competition from Facebook as well as messaging apps like WhatsApp or Snapchat.

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