Did you realise something missing from their Direct Messages today? We have just lost the limitation of 140 characters on Twitter Direct Message! With this removal of character limitation, we can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over. This is so liberating!
While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages allows you and me to have private conversations with friends and loved ones 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 anyone across the globe to spark a conversation about what’s happening in the world.
This is why Twitter has made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months, such as enabling an option to receive Direct Messages from anyone, and group Direct Messages. Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun for everyone.
However, you can be assured that this change won’t impact on the public side of Twitter. Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today, rich with commentary as well as photos, videos, links, Vines, gifs, and emoji.
Twitter will begin rolling out this change to Direct Messages today on both Android and iOS apps, on twitter.com, TweetDeck, as well as Twitter for Mac, and will continue to roll out worldwide over the coming weeks.
If you cannot wait to try out this longer Direct Messages, please ensure that you have the latest versions of the apps to get the update immediately. However, do note that sending and receiving Direct Messages via SMS will still be limited.