Musk, who grew to become CEO of the social media platform in October 2022, confirmed rumours of the rise final month.
Customers can at the moment share posts with a most of 280 characters. The earlier restrict was 140, which was then doubled in 2017.
In a current reply Musk stated that the longer-form tweets “will get the identical Timeline display screen house as different tweets, however it is possible for you to to click on for extra”.
He continued: “We can even be including easy formatting options like daring, underline & font measurement later this quarter.
“The aim is to permit individuals to publish long-form natively on Twitter, relatively than forcing them to make use of one other web site. Twitter will proceed to advocate brevity in tweets.”
Some customers have criticised the choice to considerably improve the character restrict, arguing that the brevity of tweets is what units Twitter aside from different platforms similar to Fb and Instagram.
Individuals are in a position to share longer messages by the location’s present threads operate, which can nicely disappear after 4,000-character tweets are launched.
We can even be including easy formatting options like daring, underline & font measurement later this quarter.
The aim is to permit individuals to publish long-form natively on Twitter, relatively than forcing them to make use of one other web site.
Twitter will proceed to advocate brevity in tweets.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 9, 2023
Different current modifications at Twitter beneath Musk embody a brand new view depend characteristic, a revamped Twitter Blue subscription bundle, and an overhaul of the verified badge system for public figures, authorities accounts and firms.
The latter got here after earlier plans for the verification system have been scrapped resulting from a flood of impostor accounts showing on the location. Below that iteration, Twitter Blue customers might pay $7.99 (£6.61) a month for a blue tick – that means that their profiles have been indistinguishable from current reliable pages.
Late final month hundreds of individuals reported technical points whereas utilizing Twitter to which Musk responded: “Works for me.”
Throughout his time as CEO of Twitter, Musk has banned after which unbanned a number of journalists who wrote about him, stopped the platform’s COVID misinformation coverage, and seen using antisemitic, homophobic, racist and transphobic language on the platform spike.
Instantly after his takeover Musk fired a number of prime executives at Twitter and half of its workforce. The layoffs reportedly gutted groups that lined human rights, machine studying ethics, curation, communications, accessibility and moderation.
In different information, Musk has damaged the world report for the “largest lack of private fortune in historical past”, with his internet price having lately dropped by greater than $200billion (£166billion).