Up to now, Twitter required you to choose your words carefully whether you were writing your thoughts for the world to read or simply telling one person in private. But today, Twitter has put an end to the 140 character limit on Direct Messages.
There is a new limit in place, but it’s a far more generous 10,000 characters. This could indicate that Twitter is testing the waters for longer-form messages throughout its service. Or it could just be giving people more freedom in a bid to attract people away from Facebook Messenger and other messaging apps that let you write to your heart’s content.
From its perspective, Twitter says that it is removing the character limit to make Direct Messages “even more powerful and fun.”
Earlier this year, Twitter launched Group Direct Messages to “help users connect more easily and directly on Twitter with other users, causes and businesses.”
Twitter is currently rolling out this new character limit to users. The update will affect those on Twitter.com, TweetDeck and Twitter-owned-and-operated applications.
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