Just hours after Re/code published a report on Tuesday revealing that Twitter’s 140-character restriction would soon be abolished, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted a message on the social network confirming that changes are coming.
According to the initial report, Twitter has been working on a feature that will allow users to tweet longer messages, potentially as long as 10,000 characters (which is the current limit for Direct Messages on the service).
The current version of the feature will reportedly hide a majority of the content on a user’s timeline, allowing them to click through for the extended message. If a tweet actually does extend to 10,000 characters, it would make sense for the message to require multiple clicks before the entirety of the message could be revealed, but the design is said to still be in the works.
Although Re/code could not confirm a launch date for the feature, inside sources expected for the longer limit to roll out before the end of the first quarter. Whether or not that is still the timeline for the product remains to be seen, but with Dorsey’s official confirmation, we expect to see more sooner than later.
Here’s Dorsey’s tweet from Tuesday afternoon:
— jack (@jack) January 5, 2016
The last line before the parenthetical implies that Twitter might decide not the ship the product at all, but all signs point to a much longer character limit for tweets in the near future.