Twitter Removes 140 Character Limit From Direct Messages


Twitter has decided to drop the character limit from its direct messaging service.

From today, Twitter’s 140 character limit will no longer be applicable to the private messaging feature.

The company has increased the limit to 10,000 characters on desktop, mobile and web apps.

In a blog post, the company said: “You can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over.”

Twitter’s product manager for Direct Messaging, Sachin Agarwal, said removing the limit was the number one request from Twitter users.

In a note on the Twitter Community, Agarwal said: “You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. 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.”

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The company has made a number of recent changes to DMs, including a setting that allows you to receive Direct Messages from anyone, even if you don’t follow them.

In addition to this, you can reply to anyone who sends you a Direct Message, regardless of whether or not that person follows you.

Twitter said the latest change is rolling out today across its Android and iOS apps, along with, TweetDeck and Twitter for Mac.

The feature will roll out worldwide over the next few weeks, and Twitter said to ensure you are updated to the latest version to get the new capabilities.