Facebook statusIf the current 5,000 character limit on Facebook status updates isn’t sufficient for your updating needs you’re in luck. Facebook has announced today that the maximum character count in status updates has been increased to over 60,000 characters. What people need so many characters for is beyond my comprehension, but it looks like you’ll now be able to tell stories with each update you post.

If you try to post an update that goes over 63,206 characters, Facebook will then tell you to create a Note instead. And if you’re wondering why the limit was set to 63,206 characters, here’s an explanation from Facebook’s Bob Baldwin: “I set the exact limit to something nerdy. Facebook … Face Boo K … hex(FACE) – K … 64206 – 1000 = 63206 :-)”

The feature should be available to everybody today, now go and start posting epic status updates on your Facebook profile!

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