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Twitter plans to go beyond its 140-character limit

TWTR considers dropping character limit
TWTR considers dropping character limit

Twitter is working on a new product that will let users post tweets longer than the current 140-character limit, Re/code reported citing people familiar with the company's plans.

It is unclear what the product will look like, Re/code said.

The 140-character limit has been a trademark of Twitter since its inception, but expanding it has been a topic of internal debate for several years and has resurfaced since Jack Dorsey took over the reigns as interim chief executive in recent months, according to multiple sources.

Executives at the U.S. social media firm have been looking into tweaking how Twitter measures the 140-characters by removing things like links and user handles from the count, Re/code said.

The discussions about changing the 140-word character limit come as Twitter struggles to attract users.

Read the full Re/code story here.