Twitter is doing away with its 140-characters-or-less limit — but only for Direct Messages.
Feeling a bit chatty or long-winded today? Twitter’s got your back. The company that built a global online social media platform around tweets of 140 characters or less is doing away with that numerical limit — but only for Direct Messages.
“You can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over,” Twitter Product Manager Sachin Agarwal explained in a blog post. “Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.”