Twitter looking into expanding 140-character limit

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(WTNH) — Twitter’s 140-character limit has always been one of its trademark features, but it seems the company is working on new ways to expand it.

According to Re/code, sources familiar with the company’s plans say they are building a new product that will allow Twitter users to publish long-form content. Twitter’s 140-character limit has been criticized over the years by those outside of the company and sources say it has been a topic of discussion within the company as well, and has recently resurfaced. Under interim CEO Jack Dorsey, the company is exploring new ways to grow its user base.

Aside from expanding the character limit, Re/code says “execs have been openly discussing the idea of tweaking how Twitter measures its 140-character limit by removing things like links and user handles from the count.”

Dorsey has not commented on the buzz surrounding Twitter’s possible changes, and there is a chance the change may never come, but he has expressed the need for Twitter to reach a more mainstream audience.

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