On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Twitter’s Product Manager Sachin Agarwal announced in Twitter’s blog that the most used micro blogging app Twitter has decided to remove the 140-character limitation from Direct Messages.
“If you’ve checked your Direct Messages today, you may have noticed that something’s missing : the limitation of 140 characters. You can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over” wrote Sachin Agarwal in Twitter’s blog.
For Twitter’s user, this should be a great news because now they can chat on Twitter freely without worrying about the limitation of words they can type. But, please be noted that such change is currently only available for messaging through Direct Messages and not for tweets, which will continue to be 140 characters only.
“Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun. You may be wondering that this means for the public side of Twitter. In a word, nothing. Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today” said the product manager of Twitter further in the blog
After done removing the limitation of 140 characters from Direct Messages in Twitter itself, Twitter promised the further improvement by rolling out the change across Android and iOS apps, and even on third party apps such as TweetDeck.
We’ll begin rolling out this change today across our Android and iOS apps, on twitter.com, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac. It will continue to roll out worldwide over the next few weeks. If you can’t wait to try out longer Direct Messages, be sure you’re using the latest versions of our apps so you get the update right away.
So, when Twitter is going to break the 140-character limitation for tweeting in public side ? Let’s just wait for this big moment (HRD).