Twitter is reportedly ditching the 140 character limit

Twitter is reportedly ditching the 140 character limit
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Twitter is currently working on a new product that will let you share tweets that are longer than 140 characters, Recode reports.

The company already removed its character limit from direct messages last month, so it wouldn’t be a surprising move as the company has been testing lots of changes in recent months, like changing the iconic ‘favorite’ button.

A current Twitter employee reportedly told Recode:

People have been very precious at Twitter about what Twitter can be and how much it can be evolved. Having Jack come in and say it’s okay makes all the difference in the world.

There are external platforms like OneShot that already allow users to tweet longer pieces of text as images, but not native tweets.

It is possible that Twitter will stop counting user handles or links in the character count to free up some precious space, but with no other details we’ll have to wait and see.

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