There was a time when Facebook status Length was limited to less than 420 characters but in recent change, Facebook has increased the chracter limit for Status updates.
Updated: This article has been updated after Fb removed the 420 chracter limit and increased it to 63,206 Chracter. You can still check out old trick for the information sake after the latest news.
In a blog post few days ago, Facebook’s Journalist Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik posted a picture stating that the social networking giant has decided to increase the Facebook status update limit. They have increased the previous 5000 character limit to 63,206.
People like to share more than just words on Facebook, they share their lives and words can be very useful when describing an act, opinion or a story. Everybody loves to update their status on the social networking website, many do it very often and many do it rarely. Facebook has grown into a website that one visits everyday to read about new things, see new pictures, find out what’s going on in his/her friends life and more. We share stories as Wall posts, we comment on various things and we do a lot of things. With the increased Facebook status update limit, people can even share a short book on a friends wall.
Looks like Twitter is the only one who wants to stick to the same old 140 character updates. Even Google + has a maximum character limit of 100,000, which could be why Facebook decided to increase theirs too. But, why did they make it 63,206? Well, Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin explained: “I set the exact limit to something nerdy. Facebook … Face Boo K … hex(FACE) – K … 64206 – 1000 = 63206. However, speaking in terms of usage, why would anyone need such a huge FB status character length. We don’t think anyone would actually post a story on someones wall or as a status update. What do you think? Are you going to post a 63, 206 word status update?
Old Facebook Status Length limit:
Today I was trying to share something with My facebook friends ( My facebook profile is like a mini blog for me). Once I finished writing my status update and hit the post button, Facebook gave my expected error:
Your status update is too long. The maximum Status length is 420 character, but it’s 1303 character long. Thanks to Kim that I remembered her post about this little hack which will let me update my Facebook status in more than 420 character.
This hack is pretty easy, all you need to do is: Upload an image with your status message and you can publish very long status message.
This is simple and straight forward to trick long status message on Facebook. Meanwhile if you are wondering what my status message was, you can check it on my Facebook profile or for your reference here it is:
If you one of those who like to write long status update on Facebook, you will find this useful. Don’t forget to hit the fb like button at the top or share it with your Facebook friends.