Twitter ends 140-character limit for sending direct messages


TWINew York, Aug 13: Beginning Wednesday, the micro-blogging site Twitter upraised the 140-character limit for its three hundred million-plus users to send direct messages, an Indian-origin Twitter official has declared.

In a post on the official Twitter blog, Twitter product manager Sachin Agarwal wrote: “If you’ve checked your Direct Messages nowadays, you will have noticed  that something’s missing: the limitation of 140 characters. You’ll currently chat on (and on) during a single Direct Message, and sure still have some characters left over.”

While Twitter is essentially a public experience, Direct Messages allow you to have private conversations regarding the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter.

“Each of the many millions of Tweets sent across Twitter a day is a chance for you to spark a speech regarding what’s happening in your world,” he denote.

“That is why we’ve got created a number of changes to Direct Messages over the previous few months. Today’s modification is another huge step towards creating the private facet of Twitter even a lot of powerful and fun,” Agarwal noted.

You may be inquisitive what this implies for the public facet of Twitter.

“In a word, nothing. Tweets can still be the 140 characters they’re nowadays, rich with comment similarly as photos, videos, links, Vines, gifs, and emoji. So, begin acting on those sonnets,” he added.

The modification is out there for humanoid and iOS apps,, TweetDeck and Twitter for mack.

It will still roll out worldwide over the next few weeks.

“If you can’t wait to do out longer Direct Messages, make certain you’re exploitation the newest versions of our apps thus you get the update promptly. Causing and receiving Direct Messages via SMS can still be restricted,” he denote.

Last year, Twitter extended a thought to specialize in Direct Messages to assist complement the public side of its platform.

In June this year, the corporate notified third-party developers regarding the 140-character elimination.