Twitter’s CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey telegraphed his concern in regards the limit. He stated that twitter wasn’t originally created with the 140 characters limit. The limit was brought in place to fit into a Single SMS message which has the limit of 160 characters.
He also added that while most people wish they could say more using text format on twitter, a lot has devised the means of using screenshot images containing texts in expressing their words. You can read the full script below.
Now, the social networking site has revealed plans to expand the word limit to a whooping 10,000 characters. The Wall street journal reports that Twitter Inc. is aiming to retain the look and feel of the user timeline.
For tweets that are longer than 140 characters, users will have to click and expand to see the rest of the text.