Twitter To Update from 140 Characters To 10, 000 Characters For Tweets
This new feature is designed to expand the customer base of the social network, in particular to facilitate corporate communication.
You will perhaps soon to truncate your messages on Twitter. The social network is working on a feature that would end the limitation of tweets to 140 characters, reports the specialized site Re / Code , Tuesday, January 5.
The group of Jack Dorsey is currently testing this new option, called Beyond 140(“beyond 140 [signs]”). If the tweets will always appear in 140 characters, users can click on it to read the entire message, which may be up to 10 000 signs.
Beyond 140 could be launched in spring
The canonical rule 140 characters was set in 2006, during the creation of Twitter, which was in its infancy, an SMS service. Since then, she has considerably eased.Web links, often very long, are reduced to only take a dozen characters. Twitter has also† removed the limit of 140 characters in private messages, last summer.
With Beyond 140, Twitter hopes to expand its customer base, especially in the field of corporate communication. This new functionality could be launched by the end of the first quarter, once the social network will have solved the issues of spam and the limit of the number of references to other Internet users, according to Re / Code