Facebook’s 130 character limit posts feature – perhaps no one noticed it at all, but the social media mogul stole Twitter’s most iconic feature, kinda. Are you familiar with Twitter’s 140 characters limit? Well, Facebook just stole it.
Not directly, but Facebook is stealing Twitter’s 140 number, propelling users to keep posts to 130 characters. And surprisingly, most people didn’t even notice.
Although Facebook might not have stolen Twitter’s concept, the social media platform made use of it as motivation in its new short and sweet posting format. It also would have been embarrassing if Facebook took the standard 140 character for itself.
Facebook’s 130 Character Limit Posts
Right now, you can use emojis and fb reactions for commenting on any post; post Instagram photos, and much more. But with the Facebook’s new feature, you can post status messages with large text and color backgrounds on your wall. Your timeline is already filled up with such things, and if you’ve posted one then there’s a good chance that it got more likes and reactions than usual.
Nevertheless, these posts have to be short. Now, it becomes easier to connect your Twitter and Facebook account. Here’re some findings related to Facebook’s 130 character limit posts.
Let’s tell you it’s not an exact clone of Twitter and the company just stole the idea of number. Unlike Twitter, there’s no countdown ticker in the bottom-right corner and you can still post things more than 130 characters if needed.
Add color to your Facebook post and more people will notice it as they scroll through their News Feeds, making them more likely to truly read your post and hit the Like button. Such colorful and vibrant status updates are perfect for announcing new career changes and thrilling life updates.
It can’t be said for now why Facebook stole Twitter’s best feature. It’s just like bringing a Nerf gun to a tank battle.
Talking about Twitter, it has changed a lot over the years, but the 140 characters limit remains the same. And with good cause, keeping posts short is the main thing that sets Twitter apart from others.
Brevity is the soul of wit and Twitter’s 140 number seems close to the sweet spot. After years, Facebook is apparently coming to the similar conclusion – just with ten fewer characters.
There have been oodles of headlines about the company “stolen” ideas from Snapchat recently: it added a Snapchat Stories clone to fb Messenger after Instagram stories. But this time Facebook’s stealing features are not from Snapchat.
130-character limit posts, new Facebook feature stolen from Twitter, are just great for expressing your thoughts in a few words that really matter. Why 130? Perhaps the social media giant wanted to avert being too blatant in copying Twitter. Or maybe its research shows this is a better number. Whatever the reason, it shows that Facebook sees values in Twitter’s core product.