May 22, 2022

Twitter Ends 140-Character Limit From Direct Messages

From The Verge:

Twitter’s 140-character limit is going away, at least for the private messages you send on the service. 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. It will also work in third-party apps, such as Tweetbot, the company says.”

Direct Messages can now run up to 10,000 characters.

Twitter first announced that this change was in the works two months ago.

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More in the Twitter Blog Post, “Removing the 140-Character Limit From Direct Messages”

You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. In a word, nothing. Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today, rich with commentary as well as photos, videos, links, Vines, gifs, and emoji.

and in Other Twitter News...Twitter Now Lets Marketers Access Every Public Tweet Ever Mad (via The Next Web)

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