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Twitter might finally kill the text screenshot

Twitter wants all of your content. Although users can already tweet photos, videos, and — of course — other peoples' tweets, the social network is reportedly considering a new feature that lets users publish long slices of text. According to a report from Recode, the proposal has already found favor with temporary CEO Jack Dorsey. "People have been very precious at Twitter about what Twitter can be and how much it can be evolved," a senior employee told the publication. "Having Jack come in and say it’s okay makes all the difference in the world."

It's not clear exactly what form this new feature would take. Right now, if you want to share big blocks of text, you basically have to take a screenshot and upload that as a picture. (As Recode notes, companies like OneShot have been founded based on that kind of demand alone.) Incorporating this sort of feature directly would fit with changes Twitter has made in the past to assimilate different forms of content, such as allowing video via Twitter Cards. The company has also reportedly considered changing how links and handles contribute to the character limit.