Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey echoes that the social media platform isn't going to get rid of the 140-character limit any time soon, putting rumors that suggest it to rest.
Back in January, the executive called the current restriction as a "beautiful constraint," saying that it "inspires creativity and brevity" plus a "sense of speed." In other words, the change on that front is far from happening, but with that said, it doesn't necessarily mean that there won't be anything new on Twitter.
— Jack (@jack) January 5, 2016
In the same vein, Dorsey mentions how users can share screenshots as a workaround method to tweet long-text posts, which is what he actually did to make this announcement. He also continues to note that what if they were instead "text that could be searched" and "text that could be highlighted." That clearly indicates that the company has something new in mind.
This time around, he was featured on "The Today Show" to discuss the 10th anniversary of Twitter, where the host Matt Lauer asked him about the 140-character limit.
"It's staying. It's a good constraint for us, and it allows for of the moment," he responds.
Lauer then asked to confirm about whether Twitter won't have any change or not, to which Dorsey answers that the company is "changing a lot" and that it's "always going to make Twitter better."
To put two and two together – the post that dates back to January and the recent interview – change is definitely coming to the social media platform.
Of course, it's still unclear exactly what it would be. Perhaps Twitter could soon have a dedicated option that allows users to conveniently share screenshots of text or an independent way to support long texts, but everyone's guess is as good as anyone else's at this point.
Interestingly, one notable update that rolled out is the algorithm-based timeline, which can be easily disabled.