Twitter drops the 140 character limit on DMs
If you a frequent Twitter user, you may have already noticed that you Direct Messages can be a lot longer. Earlier today Twitter announced that the company had dropped the limitation of 140 characters, the new system will allow you to get finish your thought, without having to edit.
In a public post to fans Twitter Product Manager, Sachin Agarwal, wrote:
“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.”
Twitter will be rolling out the new DM system “today across our Android and iOS apps, on twitter.com, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac.” Fans outside of those platforms and services can expect the rollout to “continue to roll out worldwide over the next few weeks. If you can’t wait to try out longer Direct Messages, be sure you’re using the latest versions of our apps so you get the update right away.”
Twitter does want to remind users that “Sending and receiving Direct Messages via SMS” will still be limited.