Re/code is reporting that Twitter is working on a new product that will let users post tweets longer than that character limit, which has been the social media network's trademark since its inception.
It's not clear what that product will look like, but sources told the site it would give Tweeters the chance to publish long-form content to the site. Apparently, the company has been chatting about the possibility of increasing the character limit for quite some time, and they're finally open to giving it a shot.
Of course, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. While we would love to have a little extra room when we need it, we could see this getting abused...and it looks like a lot of Twitter users aren't huge fans of the idea.
Twitter toying with expanding the 140 character limit. To hell with that. Just give us an edit function. @twitter— Ginger Snap (@RedheadAndRight) October 1, 2015
I really hope Twitter does not get rid of the 140 character limit....this site will be pointless. people will do the most. I won't tweet.— Dairia (@dairiakymber) October 1, 2015
Maybe – as a ton of Tweeters suggested after the announcement – Twitter could come up with an edit button for Tweets. That certainly changed our lives on Instagram.
twitter has a 140 character limit for a reason, no one wants to hear your rants— miranda,, (@blndguitarist) October 1, 2015