Twitter has officially dropped the 140-character limit on direct messages and now allows unlimited characters through the private-chat feature.
“You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. In a word, nothing. Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today, rich with commentary as well as photos, videos, links, Vines, gifs, and emoji. So, start working on those sonnets.” their blog post had said.
The change began rolling out to iOS and Android apps along with Twitter.com, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac. Twitter will continue to roll out the update over the next few weeks so that the entire world can use the non restrictive character count when messaging each other.
With WhatsApp, WeChat, and other social messaging platforms taking over Twitter users that need a way to tell more and not be limited to character counts, it’s no wonder Twitter has made this change.