More Characters in Twitter’s Direct Messages From Next Month




/ 7 years ago

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We all tried to explain some things to friends over Twitter, but it proved to be so difficult and frustrating. The social media giant still has its 140 character restriction and it’s just not enough when you type like a true writer. But that’s about to change, according to an announcement Twitter made on its Developer Forums.

Twitter is now officially dropping the character limit and encouraging developers to deal with the change before it goes live. And you know the best part of it? The limit will be dropped as soon as next month.

We’ve done a lot to improve Direct Messages over the past year and have much more exciting work on the horizon. One change coming in July that we want to make you aware of now (and first!) is the removal of the 140 character limit in Direct Messages.

Twitter also made some quick notes on what developers should take into account in the new API so it all goes smoothly from the start. Also, Twitter made it clear that nothing will change on the ‘tweets’ side, meaning that all tweets will still be 140 characters long.

Still, it’s better to send your friends an endless scroll message than have you scrolling down endlessly on the feed to get past that one tweet. But this does not mean Twitter will not be considering expanding the character limit of its tweets too. We might see that in the near future, but until we do, what do you think of the latest change? Do you like spending long DMs or are you scared you will be spammed? Let us know!


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