Twitter Inc’s 140-character tweets arrive to stay, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday, to put an end to speculations that the microblogging website may relinquish one of its trademark features for a 10,000-character limit.
Twitter To Keep 140-Character Limit For Tweets
“It’s waiting. It’s a good requirement for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity,” Dorsey said on NBC’s Today Show. A Twitter representative declined to expand.
In January, technology news site Recode reported that Twitter was building another feature that would permit tweets the length of 10,000 characters. Twitter has declined to remark on the feature directly. In any case, Dorsey tweeted the day of the report that the company had seen more screenshots of content presented as a path on getting around the 140-character limit.
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“We’re not going to be shy about building more utility and force into Twitter for people,” Dorsey composed at the time, additionally in a screenshot of content that was longer than 140 characters. Dorsey has changed some of Twitter’s center components since he came back to run Twitter for all time in October. Twitter has included “Moments,” which permits users to effectively discover tweets about the day’s greatest news stories, and changed the state of it’s “favorite” symbol from a star to a heart.
That is an appearing to turn around from rumors Twitter was considering extending tweets to 10,000 characters (or around 2,000 words). In January, Dorsey fanned those rumors by sending a tweet saying he meant to react to another pattern where users were incorporating screenshots of content with their tweets to get around as far as possible. Consider the possibility that a picture of content “was actually text?” he composed at the time.
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The rumors about a change have energized numerous users who have clamored for an approach to sharing their considerations all the more expansively. A few users have taken matters into their own hands. Notwithstanding the picture based workaround, different people on Twitter post “tweet storms,” number-ordered tweets sent in progression to illuminate an argument or opinion.
Whether Twitter will take a comparable way is hazy. The organization might think of better approaches to offer users some assistance with posting screenshots of content, or it might create different strategies for taking care of longer messages on the service.