Twitter ends 140 character limit in DM's

Twitter has removed the 140 character limit in its direct messages introduced last year. The update will be rolled out to desktop, Android and iOS versions globally over the next few weeks.

Direct messages allows users to have private conversations about news, events, etc. The company had introduced the feature last year to allow users to have longer private conversations. In an official Twitter blogpost, the company's product manager Sachin Agarwal wrote: "If you've checked your Direct Messages today, you may have noticed that something's missing: the limitation of 140 characters. You can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over. 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," he posted.

"That is why we have 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," Agarwal noted.

However, the 140 character limit for Tweets remains the same. "In a word, nothing. Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today, rich with commentary as well as photos, videos, links, Vines, gifs, and emoji. So, start working on those sonnets," he added.


By: Silky Malhotra

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