Think 140 Characters for Tweets Are Too Few? How About 10,000?

Twitter is working on a new feature that will allow users to post tweets as long as 10,000 characters.

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Twitter may not be the same anymore. (Photo: iStockphoto/Altered by <b>The Quint</b>)

Twitter Inc is building a new feature that will allow users to post tweets as long as 10,000 characters.

The micro-blogging website, which currently has a 140-character limit, is considering launching the service toward the end of the first quarter if 2016, but has not set an official date.

The company, in an attempt to keep a similar look for the timeline, is testing a version of the product which displays 140-character long tweets but expands to reveal more content when clicked on, according to R/e Code.

Twitter has been experimenting under Jack Dorsey - the company’s co-founder who returned as chief executive in October - to make the website more engaging.

In the few months under Dorsey, Twitter introduced the ‘Moments’ feature, added polls to tweets, rolled out a “buy” button and replaced its star-shaped “favorite” icon with a heart-shaped icon called “like”.

However, some users took to Twitter to express their dissent to the new feature with the hashtag #beyond140.

Twitter declined to comment.

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