Twitter CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the character limit in the tweet will increase from 280 to 4,000.
The news comes in when a user asked Musk about the character limit.
“Elon is it true that Twitter is set to increase the characters from 280 to 4000?”, asked a Twitter user. ‘Yes,’ Elon Musk replied to the Twitter user’s questions. He, however, did not reveal other details like when the change is coming.
The upcoming change has got a mixed reaction from Twitterati.
“That would be the worst thing to happen to Twitter. It used to be 120 characters, in the beginning, but then it grew to 280. The point is that this short format is THE point of Twitter. It’s literally in the name of the platform. It’s ‘tweet’, not ‘fart’ or ‘vomit’”, commented one user.
Some expressed their concern over Twitter becoming another Facebook if the word limit is increased to 4000. “Not another Facebook @Twitter is efficient with 280 characters. Tweets should be 240. Another textbox entity limited to 1,000 characters is fine; however, it needs to be separate. I would rather just keep the 240 and use a thread. It allows for better interjections in threads”, a user commented.
Twitter previously increased its character count from 140 to 280 in 2017 under the CEO Jack Dorsey.
On Sunday, Twitter rolled out ‘community notes’ to all users globally. According to the company, the community notes aims to create a better-informed world by empowering people on Twitter to collaboratively add context to potentially misleading tweets.