Twitter has vastly changed in recent years, in an attempt to fight for relevance as social media grows in popularity. Despite these tweaks, Twitter's unique restriction of 140 characters per tweet has remained unchanged to this day.
A new report has surfaced online that claims Twitter is looking to increase the number of characters accessible, potentially allowing up to 10,000 characters in a single post. While massive paragraphs aren't set to arrive on timelines, tweets will reportedly be expandable, to reveal longer versions. These claims come from sources familiar with company plans, who have told re/code that these changes are still under discussion, but are expected to roll out before the end of the first quarter.
Earlier this year the previous limit of 140 characters imposed upon direct messages was lifted, allowing up to 10,000 characters to be sent between individuals. If today's claims are true, this would indicate that direct messages and public tweets will soon have the same character limit once again.
Last September it was reported the company was looking to introduce tweets exceeding 140 characters, but these changes never came into fruition. Twitter has since gained Jack Dorsey as the firm's permanent CEO, after a short period in an interim position. Under a new command, Twitter has undergone numerous drastic changes, including longer direct messages, the introduction of ‘Likes’ and the new ‘Moments’ section.