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Twitter character limit in private messages increased from 140 to 10,000 characters

Written by Krishna
Twitter character max limit changed.

Looks like, Twitter has big hopes on private messaging. In its blog post, the company has announced it would get rid of the 140-character limit on direct messaging which means Twitter users now can send direct messages that are  up to 10,000 characters long.

But the twitter character length in public tweets will not be increased anytime soon. The blog post also mentioned “You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. Nothing! Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today,”

twitter character limit increased in private messages

The micro blogging social network fights a fierce competition in the messaging space with the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. The social network company estimates instant messaging will be a big deal in the future. However, the new changes will be effective only in July. In the same blog post, Twitter has some recommendations to ensure that the apps and services can handle the longer messaging format. The blog asks users to, “review API additions, update your GET requests so you will be able to receive the full length of DM text and adjust your app UI to accommodate longer DM text”.

Twitter character length increased to 10,000 word limit in private messaging.

This piece of news emerged on the same day as co-founder Dick Costolo decides to step down as the CEO. Co-founder Jack Dorsey, who served as CEO during Twitter’s early years, will temporarily take the reins while the San Francisco headquartered company looks for a permanent replacement. Shares of Twitter rose by 6%  after the announcement. Both Costolo and Jack Dorsey, expressed confidence in the company’s direction and said the board isn’t seeking major change.

Twitter  is an online social networking service founded in 2006. It enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”.

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