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Twitter removes 140-character limit on direct messages, finally

By: Michael Hatamoto | Social Networking News | Posted: Aug 13, 2015 7:21 pm

Social networking service Twitter has finally removed the 140-character limit in direct messages, so users have the ability to share longer private messages. Direct messages now have a 10,000-character limit per message.




"It's the No. 1 request we get from folks," said Sachin Agarwal, DMs product manager at Twitter, in a statement to The Verge. "They want to be able to say what's on their mind and me themselves."


Twitter hopes the DM change will help the social networking site reach a broader audience, as the company tries to add to its 316 million active monthly users.


I think this is a long overdue effort by Twitter - before this change, the most convenient way to chat privately with another Twitter user typically involved exchanging email addresses. Instead, users can keep their conversations in Twitter without worrying about trying to paraphrase and shorten messages.


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