The Verge

Twitter Drops the 140-Character Limit — on Some Messages

Aug 12, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Twitter is responding to one of the biggest requests of its users and will drop the 140-character limit on direct messages sent on the service, The Verge reports.

“As promised, the company said today that it will now allow messages of up to 10,000 characters in its mobile apps, desktop apps, and the web,” the publication reported today. “It will also work in third-party apps, such as Tweetbot, the company says.”

The move is the latest in a series of changes for the social media site. It does not change the 140-character limit on public tweets.

“Twitter began rolling out improvements to direct messages when Kevin Weil took over the product organization last fall,” The Verge notes. “The company restored the ability to send links, added group and photo messaging, and began letting you share tweets natively inside the messages.”

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