The Upsides And Downsides Of A Wordier Twitter
Twitter is said to be considering a way to expand its messages beyond 140 characters. Which is more important: its growth or its niche?By Evan Thomas | September 30, 2015
Twitter is thinking about breaking out of the 140-character limit that has defined the service since its inception.
Re/code's sources say Twitter as we know it will continue to exist, but a "new product" will give users the option to post longer messages to Twitter timelines.
The 140-character limit was a mostly arbitrary nod to the character limitations of SMS: a differentiator, but not always a good one.