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Twitter10k Causes Uproar

By Gilbert Alasa.
Social media users have expressed displeasure over pans by Twitter to increase its character limit to as much as 10,000, following an announcement by co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.
The statement revealed that the social network may let go of its 140 character limit without losing “brevity and creativity”. According to Recode, Twitter is working on a feature called “Beyond 140”, to allow users of the platform tweet as long as 10,000 characters.
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In 2015, the social media platform ensured lifted the limit on its direct messaging feature, allowing users to send messages with as much as 10,000 characters. Responding to reports on the 10,000 words limit, Dorsey was neither here nor there as he said the brevity and creativity would be maintained, while making long texts fit into tweets as text and not picture.
In a screengrab of a statement written in iOS notes, Dorsey stated that the 140-character limit on Twitter was only implemented to make tweets fit into SMS messages, adding that changes may be needed to meet user needs.

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