With around 500M tweets are sent on daily basis, Twitter is certainly one of the most popular online social networking service out there. However, tweets are still limited to only 140 characters even though the service is already nine years in existence.
While there might be plenty of third party services out there that helps users overcome the limitation in addition to the company’s own “Retweet With Comment” feature that went live few months ago, they also come with their own set of shortcomings. The good news is that Twitter itself is apparently looking into overcoming the character limitation through a new “product”.
According to a recent report, the nature of this so called new “product” is not yet known at the moment but clearly, it is meant to allow users to post tweets with more than 140 characters. In addition to that, Twitter executives have been discussing on how to tweak the current limitation.
Such tweak includes removing several elements from the character count such as links and user handles. While Twitter’s interim CEO Jack Dorsey is apparently open to these ideas, there is no indication on when the company is going to implement them. With that, it is hard to predict the impact of these measures on Twitter’s user base but nevertheless, they most probably will shake things up.