Twitter has announced the expansion of character length in Direct Messages, eliminating the 140-character limitation. Now onwards, Twitter users can message with more than 140 characters at a time.
While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages let you have private conversations 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 you to spark a conversation about what’s happening in your world. That’s why we’ve made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months. Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.
The change is only for Direct Messages on Twitter to further enhance personal conversation, so don’t expect it to let you tweet crossing 140-character count – It’ll remain the same as it has been.
The update is rolling out starting today on Twitter’s iOS and Android clients, the web, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac. It’ll continue to roll out worldwide over the next few weeks.