Twitter has finally removed the 140-character limit for Direct Messages

Two months into the announcement that it would remove the archaic 140-character limit from Direct Messages, Twitter today officially made the move in the hope of taking on popular instant messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Skype, iMessage and many others available.

For people who use Direct Messages to communicate with their Twitter followers privately, this change couldn’t have come sooner because they can now chat on a single Direct Message without restrictions and “likely still have some characters left over”

Where does this change take place?

The removal of the 140-character limit for Direct Messages will begin rolling out today across Twitter’s mobile apps for iOS and Android, the web interface over at and in apps like TweetDeck and Twitter for Mac. “Sending and receiving Direct Messages via SMS will still be limited,” Twitter cautioned.


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Justin Heintz

Digital Media Director and jack of all trades at 88.7 The Pulse.
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