Twitter beyond 140
The 140-character limit has been one of Twitter’s trademark features since day one.
According to several media reports, Twitter is building a product to allow users to share tweets that are longer than 140-characters.
Twitter beyond 140: What it could mean for brands — DigitalNext by @RobbHenzi https://t.co/T9tyvtuk7j pic.twitter.com/1DonFFRNCr
— Ad Age (@adage) 29 Octobre 2015
The Wall Street Journal reported that Twitter is still debating whether to build a new “rich publishing platform” to allow the longer content, or whether it should extend the tweet limit by additional characters.
Extra 47 characters?
Media Twitter is excited Twitter is going to stop counting links and photos against limits https://t.co/yLnNiym4M7 pic.twitter.com/XwChcjkEu9
— Tech Insider (@techinsider) 16 mai 2016
Twitter could give people an extra 47 characters in their updates. Twitter won’t count links and photos in 140-character limit. (Bloomberg)
Shortened links (23 characters) + images (24 characters) = 47