Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Twitter Removes 140-Character Limit from Direct Messages

If you read the title, don't get too excited. Remember, it's only for direct messages. What are direct messages? Simply put, they're messages sent to a specific person and only visible to that person. It's not shared with the world. Like an email, or an IM, or a text message. Come to think of it, why do we need direct messages? It's just texting rebranded with Twitter. Anyways, Twitter no longer requires your messages to be under 140 characters. Now you can actually have a conversation or whatever people do these days on the Tweeter and MySpace. Shortly put, you can have unrestricted direct messages on Twitter.
"While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages let you have private conversations about the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter. Each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for you to spark a conversation about what's happening in your world. That's why we've made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months. Today's change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun."

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