Has Twitter reversed program on strategies to enhance the character limit on tweets? That’s what you might consider when reading the push coverage of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s overall look on The Currently Display, but I’m not confident that there was seriously a large adjust of heart.
You might remember Re/code’s report in January that Twitter was seeking at a “10,000 character limit for tweets.” That didn’t suggest, nevertheless, that epic tweets might just pop up willy nilly in your timeline — as a substitute, only one hundred forty figures would surface as usual, but you’d have the possibility to click and grow to see a lot more content material.
Dorsey responded by declaring that the one hundred forty-character limit is “a attractive constraint” and that Twitter “will never ever eliminate that experience.” At the identical time, he pointed out that users often share screenshots of text on Twitter, in element to get all around the character limit, so he questioned, “What if that text … was actually text? Textual content that could be searched. Textual content that could be highlighted.”
— Jack (@jack) January five, 2016
Then, jumping ahead to this morning, Dorsey went on The Currently Display to speak about Twitter’s 10-calendar year anniversary — but initially, host Matt Lauer questioned him, “One hundred and forty figures. The limit: Is it remaining? And if it’s likely away, when?”
“It’s remaining,” Dorsey replied. “It’s a excellent constraint for us, and it permits for of-the-minute brevity.”
Lauer: You’re not transforming anything at all?
Dorsey: We’re transforming a good deal. We’re constantly likely to make Twitter improved.
Lauer: But still one hundred forty figures.
Dorsey: one hundred forty figures.
In other words, indeed, there will still be a one hundred forty-character limit on tweets. But what about embedding a lot more text in tweets, the identical way we can now embed pictures and movie? Well, they didn’t examine that at all. Perhaps Twitter will do it, possibly it will not, but Dorsey didn’t rule it out in this job interview.
So did we seriously find out anything at all new? I guess if you were being seriously apprehensive that the one hundred forty-character limit was likely to vanish totally, then indeed, you can breathe a minimal a lot easier. But normally, it seems like Dorsey offering the identical concept that he did in January.
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