CEO Dorsey on Twitter’s 140-character limit: “It’s staying”

Over a couple of months after there were rumors that Twitter is doing away with its 140-character limit for tweets, CEO Jack Dorsey has cleared the air by saying that the limit isn’t going anywhere.

“It’s staying,” Dorsey said today on the NBC Today Show. “It’s a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity.”

For those who aren’t aware, reports from publications including the Wall Street Journal and Recode had suggested that the microblogging company is extending the 140-character limit to as many as 10,000 characters.

At that time, Dorsey also added further fuel to the fire by tweeting a screenshot of a large wall of text, and hinting at building additional functionality into the service if there is a need for it.