Rejoice! Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the social network won’t be dropping its 140 character limit, after all

​Twitter’s Jack Dorsey has said that the social network does not plan to drop the 140 character limit.

The service had been rumoured to be increasing its tweet characters, though Twitter’s founder has reassured users that its trademark will not be changing.

“It’s staying,” he told Today. “It’s a good constraint for us, and… it allows for of-the-moment brevity​.”

Jack Dorsey

Back in January, Dorsey posted a tweet – a screenshot of a longer message – suggesting ​the possibility of text search and highlighting features for longer messages​.

He was appearing on Today to mark the 10th anniversary of Twitter, and said that the service did “absolutely not” censor users.

“Twitter has always been about controls. People can follow who they want, and it’s our job to make sure they see the most important things.​”

Dorsey also said in the interview that a recent ISIS video in which he was mentioned alongside Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was “alarming”.



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