Twitter users can officially send one another direct messages topping 140 characters starting Wednesday. Twitter is phasing in the change across Android, iOS and web-based platforms on Wednesday, lasting over the next few weeks. Instead of 140 characters, the social network previously said in June the new character maximum would be 10,000.
“You can now chat on (and on) in a single direct message, and likely still have some characters left over,” the company wrote in a blog post published Wednesday.
Direct Messages now go beyond 140 characters. Go long, express yourself, wax poetic: https://t.co/zr2lnTfOI7 pic.twitter.com/o4eSv6Wv5u
Twitter also emphasized in the post that while direct messages can now run really, really long, tweets will still be subject to the same 140-character limit they’ve always been.
Twitter originally announced it would remove the 140-character limit from direct messages back in June, the same day former CEO Dick Costolo announced he would step down. Read more…