After years of carefully stuffing tweets full of information – being careful not to extend them beyond 140 characters – this week Twitter has announced changes that will give users more breathing room. This is great news for social media marketers, brands and everyday users alike.
Twitter's updates (which are rolling out in the coming months) technically break the current 140 character limit rule. Here's a rundown of the big changes coming to Twitter very soon:
All these changes mean that tweets will look a bit longer, because, technically, they will be. Twitter's announcement this week comes on the heels of reports of discussions at Twitter around potentially dramatically increasing the length of tweets - up to 10,000 characters. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is said to be a fan of making tweets longer. Indeed, this week's changes are part of Twitter’s ongoing plans to improve the user experience and add new users.