Twitter Blue subscribers are now able to post tweets with a maximum length of 4,000 characters, breaking the previous character limit of 280. The first 280 characters of a tweet will be visible on the timeline, with the rest hidden behind a “Show more” prompt. This change comes as a surprise, considering that Twitter’s decision to increase the character limit from 140 to 280 in 2017 was met with mixed reactions. However, the official Twitter Blue account claims that “Twitter is still Twitter,” despite this new character limit. The other rules for tweets, such as those for images, hashtags, and polls, remain unchanged.
The Twitter Blue service recently announced this change through a tweet, asserting that despite the increased character limit, “Twitter is still Twitter.” The introduction of the ability to tweet up to 4,000 characters may come as a shock to some, as it exceeds the previous limit of 280 characters by a significant amount. While it may seem like a large amount of characters, it’s worth remembering that the same thoughts were expressed when the character limit was increased from 140 to 280 characters. Nevertheless, the first 280 characters will still be visible on the timeline, with the rest hidden behind a “Show more” prompt.