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Facebook increase status update character limit from 5k to 60k+

Facebook now allows 60,000+ character status updates
By: Anthony Garreffa | Social Networking News | Posted: Dec 2, 2011 7:17 am

Now we can all enjoy super-spammy updates from people, with longer than usual copy/paste status updates, oh joy! Today, Facebook have increased the maximum character count in status updates from the current 5,000 to over 60,000.




The longer status updates appear in the Live Ticker the same as any other status update usually does, but it truncates in News Feed after 400 characters. This is to obviously save every single post from being a huge post, if that were to happen on your feed.


Facebook have used a weird example of the new character limit saying that a user could share a novel on Facebook in nine status updates by using the new character limit. Like I want to see that.


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