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Twitter may increase tweets to 10,000 characters … plus expert comment from Oli Boyd, RadiumOne

by on January 7, 2016 in Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Rock 'n Roll, Twitter

No, you’re not going to have article-length tweets overwhelming your timeline, but Twitter is looking to let you write more without leaving the service. The company is mulling a new option that would let you write up to 10,000 characters, but only show the first 140 in the timeline with a button to reveal the rest. Re/Code reports the feature might launch in late Q1.

This “Beyond 140” product might ease the learning curve for getting started on Twitter, which could help with its ongoing growth problem. By no longer forcing users to cram thoughts into a few dozen words, they can tweet just like updating their status on Facebook and avoid extra mental gymnastics. It could also reduce the need for clumsy tweetstorms, text screenshots, and external blogs.

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