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Twitter plans to remove 140-character limit? Irish users aren't impressed

Published 30/09/2015 | 12:52

Twitter may open up their platform to tweets that will stretch beyond 140 characters.
Twitter may open up their platform to tweets that will stretch beyond 140 characters.

Twitter, the micro-blogging site, may be working on a new product that will allow users to share tweets longer than 140-characters, according to a report from technology website Re/Code.

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The 140-character limit has been a mainstay in the site since its initiation in 2006 and has helped establish the site as a source of breaking news.

Some users have likened the limit to Instagram’s original square photo, a feature that helped set itself aside from competitors.

According to the report the company are also looking at changing the way in which Twitter measures its character count.

The company will look at excluding links in its character count and user handles.

Twitter has been struggling in recent times after Q2 of 2015 heralded its slowest growth in monthly average users since it went public in 2013.

Here’s how Ireland and the world are reacting to the potential change:

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