In response to an 82-tweet thread, the billionaire announced that the platform will allow more characters “soon.”
He brought it up for the first time in April, the same month he offered to buy the application. He previously stated that Twitter was “way overdue for long-form tweets.”
One of the many changes he wanted to make to the platform was to increase the length of tweets and remove the limit on them.
Last month, a Twitter user asked Musk if he would “remove the character limits,” to which Musk replied, “absolutely.”
While Musk has made several claims, he announced yesterday that he intends to “find a new leader” for the company in order to reduce his time spent there.
When Twitter first launched in 2006, it only allowed 140 characters. Years later, in 2018, the character limit was increased to 280 characters to allow users to better “express themselves.”
After the limit was lifted, data showed that Twitter users continued to post short tweets, indicating that they were accustomed to the previous rules.
According to some reports, a leaker told them in February that the company was planning to launch “Twitter Articles,” a feature that will allow users to publish long messages.
Later, the feature appeared to have evolved into “Twitter Notes,” which allowed up to 2,500-word blogs. The feature also allows users to use photos, videos, GIFs, and embedded tweets in their blogs.
The tool, however, was unable to leave the trial stage before Musk’s takeover, who arrived on the scene with his own plans and changes.
He fired a large number of engineers and other employees at the firm, including the company’s executive members and senior leaders.