Twitter announces removal of 140-character limit on direct messaging feature

Twitter announces removal of 140-character limit on direct messaging feature

Twitter is set to remove its 140-character limit on their direct messaging feature, the company said in a media release.

Starting July this year, the social networking site’s DMs will seemingly be able to run longer than its normal by removing the 140-character limit of the feature, turning it into much more of a typical instant message and group chat service.

“We’ve done a lot to improve Direct Messages over the past year and have much more exciting work on the horizon,” said Twitter product manager Sachin Agarwal.

“One change coming in July that we want to make you aware of now (and first!) is the removal of the 140 character limit in Direct Messages,” he adds.

On the other hand, Agarwal clarified the 140 character limit on Tweets will remain in place, retaining the key unique feature of the platform.

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