Soon, you might be reading a very much longer tweets on your Twitter feed.
The micro-blogging social network is currently planning to get rid of its 140-character limit and replace it with a new feature that lets users post tweets that are up to 10,000 characters long, according to Re/code.
familiar sources with the plan said the new feature, which is currently being called"Beyond 140," is slated to launch by the end of the first quarter of 2016.
The new character limit — which would be the same as Twitter's Direct Messages -- could fluctuate by the time it launches, according to Re/code's sources.
Well, Twitter has yet to comment on the new feature, but it's no secret that the company has been working on an array of new features. Like we know, Twitter last year introduced "Moments" and replaced "Favorites" with "Likes" and heart icons.
CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the 10,000 character limit rumors with a screenshot tweet a few hours after the news broke. He said Twitter will not lose its feeling of being brief and fast. However, they company is looking into new ways to expand upon that.
The 140 character limit was set because of the SMS 160 character limit, not because it was Twitter's original design. Since many users have been using screenshots to share longer text, Twitter began looking into alternatives to allow more characters.