You may soon have more room to compose longer tweets.
Twitter is working on various efforts that would allow users to share tweets that are longer than 140-characters, marking a big change to one of the Internet service’s trademark features, according to several media reports.
According to a report in Recode, Twitter is building a new product that would make it possible for users to share longer-form content on the service. That would provide a workaround to a Procustean user experience that forces users to spend time editing their thoughts so that they fit into Twitter’s short 140-character messages.
Twitter is still debating whether to build a new “rich publishing platform” to allow the longer content, or whether it should simply extend the tweet limit by an additional 10 characters or so. The internal effort to explore longer-form content offerings on the service is known as “140 Plus” and it is being led by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, according to the WSJ.
The change comes as Twitter looks for ways to re-ignite its stalled user growth under Dorsey, who is serving as interim CEO. Dorsey has been vocal about rethinking key aspects of Twitter and making the service more accesible to the general public.
Twitter is searching for a full time CEO, and Dorsey is considered a front runner. But the fact that he is also CEO of digital payments startup Square has complicated things.