Elon Musk says Twitter plans to increase character limit from 280 to 4,000

Elon Musk says Twitter plans to increase character limit from 280 to 4,000

Elon Musk hinted that the Twitter platform in the future will allow users to write tweets that are up to 14 times longer than the current limit.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk suggested on Sunday that the platform will dramatically increase character limits on tweets from 280 to 4,000.

One user tweeted at the new owner of the social media platform: “Elon, is it true that Twitter is set to increase characters from 280 to 4,000?”

“Yes,” Musk responded.

Such a change would distance Twitter from the microblogging format that made it famous, as it will now allow users to write tweets up to 14 times longer than the current limit.

Currently, users who want to write posts that exceed the 280 character limit must create a thread and write their comments in multiple consecutive tweets.

Musk, late last month, noted that the company was working to increase the character limit, noting that expanding it to 1,000 characters was on the company’s to-do list.

Previously, the platform maintained a 140-character limit for writing tweets before doubling it to 280 characters in November 2017.

But the limit still remains below most other major social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

The change would be one of several major changes Musk has made to the Twitter platform since he took over the company in late October.

Twitter is relaunching its new paid verification service Monday after an earlier launch led to widespread impersonations of major brands.

The company now says that users who pay the monthly fee must go through a review process before receiving a blue check, and Twitter will also charge a higher price to users who purchase the subscription service through Apple devices.

Elon Musk has also received criticism for his changes in Twitter’s content moderation strategy, as he seeks more freedom of expression on the platform.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.