Twitter is planning to extend tweets’ character limit to 10,000 from the current 4,000. This new development was hinted at by the company CEO Elon Musk.
Twitter first expanded the length of tweets on its site in 2017 under the leadership of then-CEO Jack Dorsey going from 140 characters to the 280-character limit.
Last month, the microblogging website once again expanded the character limit by introducing its current long-form tweets for Twitter Blue subscribers allowing them to post up to 4,000 characters per tweet instead of being limited to 280 characters. Now, according to Elon, the company is working on further expanding this longer tweet limit feature.
Currently, the 4,000-character tweet is displayed on your timeline with a limit of 280 characters, followed by a “Show more” prompt that you can click to read the full tweet. Additionally, while only Twitter Blue subscribers can write long tweets, all users can read and engage with them.
Along with long tweets, users can also post media such as images or videos, and the 4,000-character limit applies to quote tweets and replies as well. However, there are some limitations to this feature. For instance, if your tweet exceeds 280 characters on the web version, you can neither save it as a draft nor schedule it for later.
Once referred to as a microblogging site, Twitter’s unique character limit has played a crucial role in setting it apart from other social media platforms, such as Facebook.