Speaking at the University of Michigan, the micro-blogging boss said that its all down to his team of engineers to knuckle down and get the coding done.
“By the end of the year – I’ve already promised this so the engineers, when I promised it publicly, they’re already mad at me so they can keep being mad at me,” said Costolo.
“Now, again, once again, I caveat this with the engineers who are actually doing the work don’t necessarily agree that they’ll be done by the end of the year, but we’ll just keep having that argument and we’ll see where we end up year-end.”
It’s no mean feat that Costolo is promising however. Over 500 million users together now account for 350 million new messages being sent every day. No wonder the engineers are none too pleased.
At least they won’t have to contend with the possibility of longer Tweets in the future though; Costolo stressed that Twitter will “never change” its 140-character limit.