Earlier this year, Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, through a picture-tweet that contained about 10,000 words, hinted that the 140-character limit that makes Twitter what it is might be ditched, allowing users express themselves more.
Quite a number of Twitter users were happy with the announcement. However, Jack, in an interview on NBC’s Today Show on March 18, 2016, stated that the 140 character limit would in fact be staying.
“It’s staying. It’s a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity,” Jack said on the Show.
Reports have now surfaced again that Twitter is trying to find a way to make users express themselves more. The report says that photos and links in tweets will no longer be counted as part of the 140-character limit.
This might not be much but it sure is something as links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them.
The report went on to state that the change might take effect as early as next two weeks.
While most users have come to appreciate the brevity Twitter offers, quite a few number would love to express themselves more.
Picture-tweeting (or screenshot tweeting) is now commonplace on Twitter, which is simply just a testament to the fact that users, at least once in a while, would love to write longer.
— Jack (@jack) January 5, 2016