Twitter may raise tweet character limit as high as 10,000

Chief executive Jack Dorsey pushing network to find ways to improve engagement

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has been pushing the company to think of ways to make the product more engaging.  File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has been pushing the company to think of ways to make the product more engaging. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

 

Twitter may be preparing to raise its character limit to the thousands from the current 140 for tweets, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

The maximum number of characters in a post could be raised to as much as 10,000, or it could be half that, depending on how users respond to trials, said the person, who asked not be identified as the changes have not been decided.

Chief executive Jack Dorsey has been pushing the company to think of ways to make the product more engaging.

Relevant content

Last month, Twitter began experimenting with a new order that shows users the most relevant content first, instead of the usual format of displaying recent posts in reverse chronological order.

In August, Twitter removed the 140-character message for direct private messages sent between users.

Re/code reported earlier on Tuesday that Twitter was considering the new limit.

Aly Pavela, a Twitter spokeswoman, declined to comment.

Bloomberg