SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter may soon go beyond 140 characters.

The company has been exploring extending the length permitted in a tweet on the service for months.

Now Re/code reports the character limit for tweets could grow to 10,000, the same limit on direct messages on its service. And the new character limit could take effect early this year, the technology news service says, citing anonymous sources.

Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser declined to comment.

How it would work: 140 characters of a tweet would be visible in the timeline. Clicking on the tweet would reveal the rest of the tweet.

The change to one of the signature traits of Twitter is part of CEO Jack Dorsey’s attempt to reignite user growth… see more

source: usatoday