According to an interview in the New York Times, CEO Jack Dorsey said people will be able to use longer tweets in the future.
But that’s a move that could backfire, because many people have come to appreciate the non-verbose tweet as a way of getting across a point in a sharp and sometimes shocking way.
Dorsey is facing competition from other social media outfits but has a loyal user base that is against making the tweet longer than 140 characters, the New York Times reports.
The newspaper said that in March such a prospect of lengthening tweets caused Dorsey to backtrack on a similar scheme.
Some people are put off by the 140 character rule because they cannot express a simple thought without using at least 200 paragraphs. [That’s enough words, Ed.]