Rumors about twitter increasing the character limit of tweets have been circling ever since the maverick entrepreneur took over the microblogging platform. But in response to a question recently, Elon Musk replied that Twitter will increase the tweet character limit from 280 to 4000.
The original tweet character limit was 170, which increased to 280 in 2017 over user complaints. Now with Musk in the driving seat, the limit is set to increase further.
The change in the tweet character limit is a major alteration to Twitter as a social media platform. And no official, including Musk, has shared more details about how they are going to take this decision forward.
Many people are raising questions about whether this is a good idea or not. The most common concern people have is the succinct nature of tweets. With countless words published on the internet every day, users will surely have a bit of a hard time reading the most important news quickly.
But on the other side of the coin, the greater character limit of tweets will allow users to share tweets with greater clarity. In another related story, Twitter has announced the relaunch of its Blue subscription service on Monday, 12 December 2022.