Posted On : 18th May, 2016 by ViitorCloud
With beginning of the year 2016, Twitter was planning to increase character limit of tweets from 140 to 10,000. It also got heavily criticized by many people on several social media sites. According to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans, San Francisco-based company was targeting a date around the end of Q1 for the launch of longer tweets feature but somehow, (fortunately!) we didn’t hear anything yet from Twitter.
Now according to Bloomberg report Twitter may tweak 140 character limit of tweets by excluding links and pictures. This feature could be rolled out by end of month, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Twitter declined to comment on this.
Links and pictures currently take up 23 & 24 characters respectively, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. This step could be a part of larger plan to give users more flexibility on most popular micro-blogging site. As of now, it can give users more freedom to compose longer messages. On other social media sites, use of pictures, videos and links is increasing day by day to share the things so this little step could be helpful in increasing number of users.
Actually, Twitter’s 140-character limit has set due to mobile phone text messaging constraints when it launched in 2006 which is way before the evolution of smartphones. We hope, this feature will encourage users to add more media into their tweets.