New Delhi: Twitter rants are set to get louder and louder. The microblogging site character limit may be increased from the previous 280 characters to 1000 characters. CEO Elon Musk hinted at the update in response to user suggestions. “It’s on my to-do list,” Musk wrote. According to Mashable’s report, Twitter used to be called a “microblogging service” mainly because it limits tweets to 140 characters. Finally, in 2017 the limit was raised to 280 characters.
The news was announced on Twitter’s official blog. “Many people tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel. I found it easier to tweet more often,” read the Twitter blog. (Also Read: LIC Jeevan Akshay Plan: Pay a Single Premium and Receive Rs 20,000 Monthly, Check Return Calculator, Graph.)
Character limits are one of the main differences between Twitter and other social media services. Mashable reports that Musk has repeatedly expressed interest in the idea of increasing the character limit since taking over the platform. (Also Read: Bluebugging: A Step-By-Step Guide To Check If Your Bluetooth Has Been Hacked)
On November 27, a Twitter user suggested to Musk that the platform’s character limit be increased from 280 to 420. Before that, another user suggested “getting rid of the character limit”. “Absolutely,” replied the billionaire.
Musk recently announced another major change to the platform with a multicolor verification system. This three-color system of his replaces the previous “Twitter Blue” service, due to the growing number of accounts impersonating well-known brands and personalities while having “verified” checks. , had to be discontinued within days of its release.