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Twitter officially removes 140-character limit from direct messages
Since the service launched years ago, Twitter has always limited tweets and direct messages to just 140 characters. Roughly two months ago, the social network announced that it would be removing the 140-character limit for direct messages sometime in the near future, and that day has finally come. Starting today, you’ll no longer need to limit yourself to 140 characters when you send direct messages. There’s still a limit to them – 10,000 characters to be exact – but we doubt you’ll ever run into that boundary.
To be clear, this change only applies to direct messages, and tweets will still employ the same 140-character limit as they always have. For now, the change is taking place on Android, iOS, Twitter.com, Tweetdeck and Twitter for Mac, and will continue to roll out over the globe throughout the next few weeks.
How do you feel about this change? Do you support larger DM limits, or are you sad to see the 140-character limit go? Let us know what you think in the comments.