Twitter is experimenting with a new character limit for tweets. For as long as we can remember, the threshold has been at 140 characters, which for most us, just simply isn’t enough. This can be seen as one of the downsides to using Twitter for expressing thoughts or something important that happened during your day, that just can’t be told in two lines.
Constantly changing and combining words or phrases on Twitter to fit the required number of characters may no longer be the case for some. According to the company’s Project Manager, Aliza Rosen, who took to the Twitter blog yesterday, the 140 character limit could soon be abandoned for a greater maximum of 240 characters, or exactly double what we have become accustomed to using.
Right now, only a select group of testers have been given the ability. So if you see someone tweeting out there who seems to be beyond the 140 character limit, it’s probably because they are. Don’t feel bad though, because the feature may soon roll out to everyone. Notice how I said “may,” because Twitter is still in the process of learning about the consequences that could present themselves. Nothing is confirmed yet, but assuming the market research goes well, we should have an update in no time. We’ll keep our heads held high.
Stay with Droid Turf to find out what the Twitter team decides.