30 Sep '15, 10am

Longer tweets? Twitter may expand 140-character limit

Longer tweets? Twitter may expand 140-character limit

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is finally waking up to the idea that some things just cannot be summed up in 140 characters. The micro-blogging website operator is working on a new product that will allow users to share tweets longer than 140 characters, technology website Re/code reported yesterday (Sept 29). The company’s executives are also discussing changes to how the character limit is measured, such as ­excluding links and user handles from the count, the website reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The move comes at a time when Twitter, under the stewardship of ­co-founder Jack Dorsey, is working hard to rekindle user growth. Twitter’s second-quarter monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since the company went public in 2013. Several users and designers have expressed concerns as to whether Twitter should ditch its signature character limit to better...

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