Facebook increase character limit to 60,000; takes swipe at Google+’s blogging platform
While it hasn’t set the world alight, one of the positive aspects of Google+ is that when you’re writing a update, there isn’t a character limit or at least the character limit is incredibly high.
This has meant that users see it as a more social platform for blogging and use it accordingly. This means that – depending on who you’re following – user’s posts tend to be more thoughtful and fleshed out, or republish their posts onto the site and monitor the reaction from there.
But anything Google+ can do, Facebook can do better with Facebook’s Journalism Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik announcing that they’ve increased their character limit from 5,000 to 60,000. While this mightn’t seem like a massive change, it is a swipe at Google+’s emerging trend of blogging on the social media site, allowing Facebook users to do the same while they’re logged in.
Whether this catches on the same way as Google+, we won’t know until some time has passed. But since Facebook already have a massive userbase for writers and bloggers to reach out to (as is pointed out on a regular basis), there’s bound to be a significant number who will use the character increase to publish their blogs and content on the site.