- Twitter users will be able to send tweets longer than 140 characters with a new product currently under development, according to Re/Code. Twitter has not confirmed the report.
- The 140 character limit has been a defining feature of Twitter since its launch.
- Interim CEO Jack Dorsey is reportedly behind the new product, with rumors growing that he will drop the “interim” tag from his Twitter post.
Major change is coming to the Twitter experience – the social media microblogging company is currently developing a new product that would allow users to send tweets longer than 140 characters, a limit that has been a distinctive part of the Twitter experience since its launch. The limit has been discussed both internally and externally, and the move began picking up internal steam as the company looks to expand its user base. It is still unclear what the change would look like or how it might affect users.
Interim Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who is also the CEO of mobile payments company Square, reportedly supports the change. It now seems possible that Dorsey may end up as Twitter’s permanent CEO, putting him in charge of two tech companies. Investors in both firms support the idea of Dorsey serving as CEO for Square and Twitter.