Twitter might broaden its character restrict from 280, based on a tweet by new proprietor Elon Musk. The world’s richest man and Twitter’s new CEO responded to a person on the microblogging platform requesting the upper character restrict, stating that it was a part of the corporate’s plan. Twitter can be engaged on including encrypted direct messages (DMs), and fee providers, in accordance a set of slides just lately shared by Musk on Twitter. Nonetheless, it’s at present unclear whether or not the elevated character restrict would be the similar because the longform tweet characteristic teased by the corporate’s CEO.
On Monday, Musk responded to a Twitter person asking him to broaden the 280-character restrict for on tweets on Twitter to 1,000 characters. Musk responded, stating :It is on the todo checklist.”
Twitter, which is known as a “microblogging service”, initially had a 140-character restrict for tweets, which was expanded to 280 characters in 2017. On the time, the corporate’s weblog said that “many individuals Tweeted the total 280 restrict as a result of it was new and novel, however quickly after behaviour normalised…We noticed when individuals wanted to make use of greater than 140 characters, they Tweeted extra simply and extra typically.”
The platform is likely one of the few providers that limits customers’ posts to a couple hundred characters. Rival Fb permit customers to add posts with hundreds of characters.
Musk has proven curiosity within the concept of accelerating the character restrict on various events since his takeover of the platform, as per a report by Mashable.
On November 27, a Twitter person instructed to Musk to extend the platform’s phrase restrict from 280 to 420. “Good concept” Musk wrote in response.
Previous to that, one other person had instructed “do away with character limits,” to which Musk responded: “Completely”.
Musk just lately introduced one other main change for the platform with its multi-coloured verification system. A brand new three-coloured verification test mark system would change the earlier ‘Twitter Blue’ service which needed to be pulled off inside days of its launch as a result of rising variety of accounts impersonating well-known manufacturers and personalities whereas carrying the ‘verified’ test. The brand new Twitter Blue verification service will tentatively be relaunched on December 2, based on Musk.