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Twitter ponders increasing Tweets to 10,000 characters



Social networking site, Twitter is looking to let users write more without leaving the service. The company is mulling a new option that would let you write up to 10,000 characters, but only show the first 140 in the timeline with a button to reveal the rest. Re/Code reports the feature might launch in late Q1 of this year

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This “Beyond 140” product might ease the learning curve for getting started on Twitter, which could help with its ongoing growth problem. By no longer forcing users to cram thoughts into a few dozen words, they can tweet just like updating their status on Facebook and avoid extra mental gymnastics. It could also reduce the need for clumsy tweetstorms, text screenshots, and external blogs.

Twitter users currently make do with screenshot apps like OneShot to tweet more than 140 characters.

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