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'Twitter character limit should be 1,000': How Elon Musk responded to suggestion

By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi
Nov 28, 2022 07:36 AM IST

“It’s on the todo list,” Musk tweeted after spaceflight photographer John Kraus said that the character limit on Twitter should be increased to 1,000.

Twitter's new boss Elon Musk has said that the social media giant is working on the task to expand the character limit for posts on the social media platform. “It’s on the todo list,” Musk tweeted after spaceflight photographer John Kraus said that the character limit on Twitter should be increased to 1,000.

Musk had promised sweeping changes when he took over the social media giant last month.(Reuters file photo)
Musk had promised sweeping changes when he took over the social media giant last month.(Reuters file photo)

“Character limit should be 1000, but only show the first 280 on timeline with a “… (show more)” to indicate the tweet is longer. When tapped, expand the entire tweet. When scrolled to end, it smoothly transitions back into timeline. Cuts down on “x/87” threads, keeps the same feel on timeline,” Kraus wrote in his tweet.

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Musk had promised sweeping changes when he took over the social media giant last month.

On Sunday, the tech billionaire shared slides from the Twitter company talk where he said the social media giant is hiring. “We’re recruiting,” the slide read with no further information. This came days after sweeping job reductions at Twitter in a cost-cutting drive since Musk took over.

Other slides showed that hate speech impressions on Twitter were lower and reported impersonations. New user signups were at an all-time high, averaging over two million a day for the seven days to November 16, the slides showed.

User active minutes were at a record high, averaging nearly eight billion active minutes per day in the last seven days as of November 15, an increase of 30% in comparison to the same week last year, the slides also showed

In another tweet on Sunday, Musk said he saw a path to Twitter having more than one billion monthly users in 12 to 18 months.

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