Twitter drops the 140 character limit - but only on direct messages

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Twitter drops the 140 character limit - but only on direct messages

Twitter is an amazing way to communicate with the world, provided you've learned to be brief. The messaging service is pretty much defined by its 140 character limit, and it's pretty amazing how much information people all over the world can relay with just a few short words.

That brevity is certainly one of the platforms greatest strenghts but its not always the best way to keep in touch. That's especially true when it comes to direct messages - or DMs - which retained the 140 character limit despite being a private conversation between two people. It's a very different way of communicating, so thankfully Twitter are finally giving users complete freedom of expression.

Before the end of July, Twitter will be removing the character limit in DMs, opening up the messaging service as a better way to keep in touch with your contacts. It seems clear the company wants to position this service as a rival to something like Facebook Messenger and we wouldn't be surprised if this is just the first of many upgrades to direct messaging. And we're fully behind anything which makes it easier to communicate.

Look for the update to Twitter before the end of July 2015.



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