May 28, 2022

Social Media: Twitter is Removing the 140 Character Limit For Direct Messages Next Month

From The Next Web:

In its developer forum, Twitter has confirmed that it will no longer require Direct Messages to be in 140 characters and under.

The announcement is initially targeted to developers so they can update their APIs to accept messages longer than 140 characters, if their products have a Twitter DM functionality. This update will not affect regular tweets, which will remain under the 140 character constraint.

Look for the change to go live sometime in July

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is Leaving Company Effective July 1 (via Bloomberg)

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