Why Twitter needs to increase its character limit
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snCommunity member
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Why Twitter needs to increase its character limit

Because its about time that's why

The limit was decided almost arbitrarily

Because they expected users to use it via sms

But the platform has moved beyond its SMS dependency

So it needs to evolve.

Twitter has grown enormously

But to grow more, it needs to think for the future

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2 years agoReply
I think keeping it 140 characters allow people to write concise thoughts and avoids TL;DR posts. @sn just curious on how it'd change the UX of Twitter? Would people read it or just skim through it or ignore it?

2 years agoReply
Huh. Curious about why you think changing characters would lead to growth for Twitter. It also seemed to me that Twitter had an identity crisis hindering growth

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2 years agoReply
Awesome post @sn :) How do you think increasing the twitter character count will affect the interactions? I imagine the way people use it will change drastically.