However Twitter has changed the rules for direct messages or DMs, the company announced today that it has removed the 140 character limit from DMs.
Twitter has stuck with its 140 character limit through thick and thin, it’s integral to the microblogging service so it’s safe to say that tweets aren’t going to be any longer than that at least for the foreseeable future. Do you use Twitter for carrying out private conversations?
Direct Messages – also know as “DMs” – is the private messaging aspect of the Twitter platform where users can communicate directly with one another away from the public area of the site. As a result, Agarwal accepted that Twitter still has to win back trust from users before they will devote time to the feature. “Users are really excited about it, we’re seeing our numbers skyrocket”.
Twitter is not changing the 140-character count on regular tweets, however.
Typically, Twitter is unconcerned about third-party clients, preferring users to stick to the company’s own software, but Agarwal said that a big target for unlimited DMs is business users, who will appreciate being able to hold real conversations with customers in DM. You can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over.
In recent months, Twitter has made numerous tweaks to the social network, including direct messages.
“We want to make sure you can really fluidly move between public and private”.