Twitter to increase 280 character limit to 4,000.


Elon Musk has confirmed that the character limit on Twitter will be increased from the existing 280 to 4000.

A user asked Musk, “Elon is it true that Twitter is set to increase the characters from 280 to 4000?”

To this Musk replied, “Yes”.

Several users expressed their thoughts on Musk’s post. While one user said, “It would be a big mistake. Twitter’s purpose is to provide fast news. If this happens, a lot of real information is lost,” another commented, “4000? That’s an essay, not a tweet.”

Twitter originally started with 140-character limit which was bumped up to 280 characters in the past few year. Pushing it that from 280 to 4000 characters will put an end to Threads, instead people will just write a longish post. Also, with this change expected, can we still consider Twitter as a micro-blogging platform? Having 4000 characters give a lot of room for people to write long-ish posts, aka LinkedIn, so we are not sure why Musk feels the need to change the ethos of the platform, and convert it into another me-too product.