Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Hints That Character Rely Modifications Are Coming
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has an oblique message for customers: Change is coming to the favored microblogging platform, and it might contain unshackling the present one hundred forty-character constraint for tweets.
The potential for increasing the character rely was reported earlier Tuesday by Re/code, which stated Twitter is contemplating a ten,000-character restrict, in response to sources. That quantity is already what number of characters a consumer can ship in a direct message — a part of a change first remodeled the summer time.
In an image tweet Tuesday afternoon, Dorsey hinted on the rumor with out truly confirming it. As an alternative, he extolled the virtues of a restricted character rely as a "lovely constraint," whereas suggesting Twitter is able to relinquish the one hundred forty-character cap.
"It evokes creativity and brevity. And a way of velocity. We’ll by no means lose that feeling," Dorsey stated of the present restrict.
Dorsey’s tweet itself — a screenshot of an extended textual content — was a sly approach to get across the present character rely.
As a part of a prolonged rationalization, Dorsey famous that folks wish to take screenshots of textual content — presumably greater than one hundred forty characters — after which tweet it out.
"As an alternative, what if that textual content…was truly textual content? Textual content that might be searched. Textual content that could possibly be highlighted. That is extra utility and energy," Dorsey wrote, including, "We’re not going to be shy about constructing extra utility and energy into Twitter for individuals."
No matter what Twitter decides, Dorsey wrote that tweetstorms — flurries of tweets on a topic despatched out by a consumer — "will not go away."
A Twitter spokesperson declined to touch upon the Re/code report.
Comcast Company, the dad or mum firm of NBC Information, can also be an investor in Re/code.