Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser declined to comment. Twitter has plans to build a new product that will have none of this 140-character-limit business in a project it is creatively code naming “140 Plus”.
He was replaced with co-founder Jack Dorsey who is now leading the company as interim CEO and is trying to rekindle growth in its user base. It’s tweets that are keeping people off of Twitter, and, if a report from Re/code is believed, those at the top are working to get rid of that issue right now.
Twitter has been running on its traditional 140 character limit for close to a decade and this has been forcing avid writers to tweet multiple times to convey what is on their mind. Twitter reported that its second-quarter monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since the company went public in 2013. According to Recode, CEO Jack Dorsey is said to be open to the changes for the next generation of Twitter devotees. The account, which is verified by Twitter, had more than 185,000 followers an hour after its first tweet, “Can you hear me now?”
The 140-character limit has been one of Twitters trademark features since day one.
Twitter has also been discussing the idea of no longer counting the characters in links and hashtags toward the 140-character total, giving tweeters more room to write, the report says. Twitter has been trying new things under the new command, and it is speculated that he might take the permanent position.
Indeed, shortly after Dorsey became head bluebird for the brand, Twitter removed its 140-character limit on direct messages, as “another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun”. While a few folks would like longer Tweets, others enjoy the challenge of fitting their message into 140 characters.