Twitter CEO Says Twitter Will Stay 140 Characters

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Earlier this year, reports emerged that Twitter was readying the launch of longer tweets. They would eliminate the 140-character limit and expand it to possibly 10,000 characters, the rumors said.

Shortly after this began making waves in the media (and on Twitter of course), CEO Jack Dorsey took to Twitter to share some words on the subject. He used an image of words to say more than 140 characters about it:


Dorsey appeared on The Today Show on Friday, and was asked if the 140-character limit was going away.

"It's staying," he said. "It's a good constraint for us. It allows for of-the-moment brevity."

Asked if nothing is changing then, he added, "We're changing a lot. We're always gonna make Twitter better."

Once again asked, But still 140 characters?" Dorsey simply responded, "140 Characters."

According to Re/code, which first reported on the potential limit lift, Twitter would still limit tweets to 140 characters in the timeline. You would have to click to view the additional text.

It's still unclear if this is the case in light of Dorsey's comments on The Today Show.

Twitter did recently increase the character limit on its Direct Messages to 10,000 characters.

Image via Jack Dorsey (Twitter)

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