Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has responded to rumours about a 10,000-character limit for tweets, using more than 140 characters.
Hinting the change was most likely to happen, he wrote: "we didn't start Twitter with a 140 character restriction. We added that early on to fit into a SMS message (160 characters).
— Jack (@jack) January 5, 2016
However, Twitter users have come out in fighting form to defend the platform from the potential changes which were reported in Recode yesterday.
The publication stated multiple sources familiar with the company's plan had explained how Twitter could build "a new feature that will allow users to tweet things longer than the traditional 140-character limit."
Following the report, the Guardian reported a drop in share prices, which fell more than 2 percent.
Meanwhile, people used their 140-character limit to tweet what everyone was probably already feeling about the potential change.
From 140 to 10000 characters..does #Twitter expect us to share essays with each other.
— Unum (@Unum4) January 5, 2016
After 140 characters i get bored so bollox to 10,000. #Twitter
— Dirty Leeds © (@mojoluafc) January 5, 2016
10000-character tweets, do we really need it? #twitter #140 #10000
— Jaxx (@Jaxx86_F1) January 5, 2016
— Wilfred Hirst (@WilfredBoston) January 5, 2016
10000 characters for Twitter? I can barely be bothered reading more than 40! #twitter 140
— Michael G Macdermid (@oursongwriter) January 5, 2016
If Twitter allows 10,000 character tweets I'm done.. I'm not trying to read your life story. #Twitter #140
— Brian McKay (@bmckay57) January 5, 2016
— Alan Rosenblatt (@DrDigiPol) January 5, 2016
10,000 character tweets. This isn't Youtube, we don't need a page-full of words. 140 is fine. We need the edit, #Twitter, edit button.
— invaderC8 (@Invade8) January 5, 2016