The year 2016 began with speculations around Twitter deciding to remove the 140-character limit from the tweets. Jack’s response made one thing clear — to continue being the top real-time public messaging app, Twitter is open to introducing changes to its core functionality.
“We’ve spent a lot of time observing what people are doing on Twitter, and we see them taking screenshots of text and tweeting it. Instead, what if that text… was actually text? Text that could be searched. Text that could be highlighted. That’s more utility and power”, said Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO.
A few months later, Twitter announced four key changes that they’d introduce to the tweets, and finally, yesterday, they started rolling out these changes to the public.