Twitter’s character limit might jump from 280 to 1,000

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Twitter’s character limit might quickly balloon to 1,000, up from the present limit of 280 characters.

Recently, a Twitter user suggested that the social media platform should increase the character limit to 1,000, and Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded “it’s on the to do list.”

In its early days, Twitter was usually referred to as a microblogging service, primarily due to its 140 character limit for individual tweets. This was increased to 280 characters in 2017, and the limit, which is likely one of the key differentiators between Twitter and different social media providers comparable to Facebook, remained in place ever since.

Since buying Twitter in October, Musk indicated, on a number of events, that he intends to increase the character limit. Just yesterday, he responded “good idea” to a Twitter user’s suggestion to increase the character limit to 420 (a quantity that has significance for hashish tradition and is commonly referenced by Musk, most famously when he stated he is “taking Tesla private” on the value of $420 per share).

Twitter’s character limit has all the time been a divisive subject, with some users wanting extra characters whereas others claim that raising the limit will reduce the quality of posts and water down Twitter’s identification which is essentially related to brevity.

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