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Emma Clark

Published 06/01/2016 | 09:59

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Twitter is said to be working on a feature called Beyond 140 that will let users post tweets of up to 10,000 characters in length.

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

According to Re/code’s report, which cites “multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans,” Twitter aims to launch this feature towards the end of Q1. The feature is being referred to as Beyond 140 and will mirror Direct Messages, which dropped the 140-character limit in favour of a 10,000-character limit.

Apparently, Twitter is testing a version of the feature that displays tweets as normal, but also boasts a call-to-action that then displays more content. Re/code’s sources say that the point of this is to ensure that the design doesn’t change drastically.

Of course, the feature is likely to undergo some changes before it’s released to the public. The new character limit and call-to-action design may not be final.

Twitter declined to comment on the report, so we’ll have to wait and see what’s in store.

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