Twitter to remove the 140 character limit

Starting in July, Twitter users will be able to send 10,000 character messages

On Thursday Twitter announced that in July it will remove the 140 character cap on direct messages. Regular tweets will still be limited to 140 characters, direct messages will now have a maximum count of 10,000 characters.

 

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Twitter’s Sachin Agarwal informed developers of the news ahead of the change, giving developers chance to update their apps and services to accommodate the new limit.

The news came on the same day that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo unexpectedly resigned; the company’s co-founder Jack Dorsey will fill the role until a replacement is named. There is no official date announced for the change yet.

 






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