Twitter is reportedly considering a move beyond the 140-character limit per Tweet, allowing users to tweet long-form content.
Twitter is now prepping a new product that will allow users to post content beyond the standard 140-character limit, reports Re/code. According to the report, the micro-blogging site is set to roll out a “new product” that’ll allow users to post long-form content in their tweets.
In addition, the report also states that the company is also taking into account as to how it measures the 140-character limit in tweets, and said that certain text, links, usernames shouldn’t be a part of the count.
However, many experts are of the opinion that it was Twitter’s classic 140-character model that made the service popular initially. As anything longer than the standard word limit will make things appear rather confusing, and, in essence, defeat the platform’s way of delivering information updates quickly and efficiently.
To recall, the company first announced back in August that it is planning to revamp the way content is posted on the site, when it relaxed the 140-character limit of Direct Messages. While in May of last year, Twitter allowed users to start tagging up to 10 other users in photos. And now, it seems the company is planning to give Twitter users the option “to publish long-form content to the service.”
How Twitter plans to adapt and how its users will react to such changes is now a matter of debate. On one hand, it has the possibility to give users the freedom to write longer tweets, while it will fundamentally change the way how Twitter works. Hence, it remains to be seen whether this change would actually boost the popularity of the platform among its users or will kill it.
The micro-blogging site has also been looking for a potential replacement since its former CEO Dick Costolo stepped down in May amidst low Wall Street earnings. Since then, the company has made several announcements to bolster its revenue and attract more advertisers on the platform. Back in June, the company announced that they are testing two new pages – product and places to drive e-commerce on the site.