Twitter CEO Elon Musk today confirmed that he plans to increase the character limit for tweets from 280 to 4,000. This means that Twitter users will no longer have to make long threads when talking about a certain topic. Instead, they will be able to get their point across using one big block of text.
When Twitter was launched, users were given a 140-character limit, forcing them to carefully craft whatever it is they would want to say. The 140-character limit was doubled to 280 in November 2017.
Elon Musk plans to increase the character limit for tweets to 4,000 – Threads to subsequently be phased out
In a recent tweet, a Twitter user asked Musk if it is true that Twitter will “increase the characters from 280 to 4000?.” Musk responded with a simple “Yes,” careful not to provide additional details.
As of right now, there are not a lot of additional details regarding Musk’s plans for increasing the character limit. However, it is assumed that the increased character limit will make it easier for users to fully articulate their thoughts using big blocks of text rather than a long thread. So, users would be able to fit more words in a single post.
In related news, Twitter recently announced that it is going to relaunch its controversial Twitter Blue subscription on Monday. Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to edit tweets and upload 1080p videos. They will also receive a blue checkmark upon account verification.
The service will cost users $8 per month for the web and $11 per month for iOS. Some sources have claimed that Twitter is charging a higher price for iPhone users to offset the Cupertino tech giant’s App Store commission tax. Twitter has not spoken out about this as of yet.