Facebook announced that that the limit of Status updates has now been increased to more than 60,000 characters in a Post on Facebook News page.
You can now update your status in not more than 63,206 characters.
Until March 2009, the limit was “Twitter’s limit + 20 more characters” ie 160 characters.
- 420 characters after March 2009
- 500 characters after July 2011
- 5000 characters after September 2011
- 63206 characters after Nov 2011
That is how a status update with 60,000 characters looks like.