Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shares lengthy thoughts on 140-character limit by tweeting photo of text

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey weighed in on news that the company could expand its 140-character limit Tuesday afternoon by tweeting a photo of text.

Multiple media outlets, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, reported Tuesday morning that the company could allow users to tweet as much as 10,000 characters. Recode, which first reported the story, said that there is no official launch date yet and noted it likely will not change the look and feel of the timeline.

“Twitter is currently testing a version of the product in which tweets appear the same way they do now, displaying just 140 characters, with some kind of call to action that there is more content you can’t see. Clicking on the tweets would then expand them to reveal more content,” Recode reported.

While Dorsey did not confirm through the tweet that the company was lifting its 140-character restriction, the 39-year-old signaled that changes could be coming.

“We’re not going to be shy about building more utility and power into Twitter for people,” Dorsey wrote. “As long as it’s consistent with what people want to do, we’re going to explore it.”

As columnist Michelle Quinn noted earlier today, the San Francisco tech firm has been facing pressure to make more significant changes amid struggles to attract new users and ad dollars.

Twitter took a major step when it brought back Dorsey, who also runs mobile payment company Square, as CEO of the company following the resignation of Dick Costolo. Could the site’s 140-character limit be on the chopping block? Stay tuned.

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