Twitter Drops 140 Character Limit For Direct Messages

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Twitter Drops 140 Character Limit for DMs

Who in their right mind wants to communicate in 140-character messages? Oh, 300 Million people? That’s cool. But what if you could at least send private messages without the pesky limit? Welcome Twitter to the long list of apps that now allow you to send messages to your contacts without sacrificing grammar and content; letting you save the LOL, U, 2, kk, IC, DTF, idk and yoyos for Snapchat.

Announced in June of this year, and rolling out to users starting today is the ability to write messages as long as you want without worrying about the same 140 character limitation that exists for general Twitter posting. Yes the 140 character limit is ONLY going away for DMs. This is the biggest modification so far to Twitter’s messenger service that has been getting a steady redesign the last few months. Back in April, Twitter changed their policy on Direct Messages, allowing people to message back and forth even of they don’t follow each other. Coupled with today’s revision, Twitter can now be considered a legitimate messaging service.

Courtesy of Twitter

Courtesy of Twitter

While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages let you have private conversations about the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter. Each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for you to spark a conversation about what’s happening in your world. That’s why we’ve made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months. Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.

The changes will be taking effect over the next few weeks and will be happening cross platform, including Android, iOS and desktop Twitter apps.

What do you think of this change? Was it necessary? Let us know in the comments below or any of our social media pages.

  Source: Twitter
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