Twitter may develop its character restrict from 280, in line with a tweet by new proprietor Elon Musk. The world’s richest man and Twitter’s new CEO responded to a consumer on the microblogging platform requesting the upper character restrict, stating that it was a part of the corporate’s plan. Twitter can also be engaged on including encrypted direct messages (DMs), and cost companies, in accordance a set of slides not too long ago shared by Musk on Twitter. However, 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.
Twitter, which is referred to as a “microblogging service”, originally had a 140-character limit for tweets, which was expanded to 280 characters in 2017. At the time, the company’s blog stated 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 usually.”
The platform is one of the few services that limits users’ posts to a few hundred characters. Rival Facebook allow users to upload posts with thousands of characters.
Musk has shown interest in the idea of increasing the character limit on a number of occasions since his takeover of the platform, as per a report by Mashable.
On November 27, a Twitter user suggested to Musk to increase the platform’s word limit from 280 to 420. “Good thought” Musk wrote in response.
Prior to that, another user had suggested “do away with character limits,” to which Musk responded: “Absolutely”.
Musk recently announced another major change for the platform with its multi-coloured verification system. A new three-coloured verification check mark system would replace the previous ‘Twitter Blue’ service which had to be pulled off within days of its release due to rising number of accounts impersonating well-known brands and personalities while carrying the ‘verified’ check. The new Twitter Blue verification service will tentatively be relaunched on December 2, according to Musk.