First, it was like an SMS when Facebook status messages are limited only to 160 characters. After five years, it was more than doubled to 420 in 2009. Two years later, 80 characters were added just when Google+ was launched in June 2011. Seeing threat from Google+, in less than 2 months it was increased 10 times to an astonishing 5,000 characters.
We thought 5,000 characters were enough to put messages and comments in one post. But we’re wrong! Facebook has just announced they increased the status messages 12X or a whopping 60,000 characters.
Many are amused, delighted, but others are either surprised or wondering what made Facebook decided to have that huge number of characters: