Twitter to lift 140-character DM limit in bid to compete with messaging apps

twitterTwitter is about to do away with its 140-character limit for Direct Messages. The change will come into effect next month, the social media company said in a message on its developer blog on Thursday.

Just to be clear, the 140-character limit for public tweets remains in place, with no sign of that altering.

This latest change is one of several made to the private messaging element of the app in recent months, and looks set to help Twitter compete more effectively with the myriad of popular messaging apps already on the market.

Earlier this year, the San Francisco-based company announced support for group messaging up to 20 users, while more recently it allowed users to opt in to receiving DMs from any other Twitter user. Before that, DMs could only be sent between two people who already followed each other.  More

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