Twitter is looking to extend its character limit beyond 140 characters, a tech news website has reported.
Re/code quoted sources saying the social media giant hopes to reverse its slowing user growth with the new development. While it’s unknown what the feature will look like, sources say it will enable Twitter users to publish long-form text to the site.
A first of its kind for the little blue bird.
But not everyone is happy, in fact, unhappy comments are almost more widespread than the proposition itself. Protective of their domain, an array of twitter users took to the platform to voice their disapproval.
Since people are asking, I will state for the record I oppose twitter’s move to go beyond 140 characters. The limit is a good thing.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) September 29, 2015
I seriously hope Twitter maintains a character limit. Forces people to think critically about what they can say…
— Dequan (@kidfromthehill) September 29, 2015
But not everyone agreed.
Apparently twitter is going to remove the 140 character limit, which is bullshit, because if you can’t express your thoughts in 140 characte
— Joe Meeker (@Joe_Meeker) September 29, 2015
Twitter isn’t the only sharing platform that may receive a facelift. Last week, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased the online community by saying Facebook could adopt a “dislike” button. But the idea was short-lived. Zuckerberg soon corrected snowballing rumours that disliking would become a reality.
Instead, the tech CEO said it would create an empathy button and that disliking “wasn’t the kind of community we want to create”.
Here’s the video evidence – theory debunked. – Jessica Ankomah
Top photo by Sarah Allen.