Announced an update by Twitter, which raises the character limit on direct messages from 140 to a massive 10,000 characters. Believe it or not, action in center. Sachin Agarwal, Twitter’s direct messages product manager has revealed the change in a post on its website for developers, and also adds this note that the 140-characters limit for public tweets will not change. Details can be found right after this jump!
Twitter aims to become one of the best messaging app competeting with the likes of big user-base such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to name few. Although, the micro-blogging Twitter has also added the ability to share links and tweets via DM (Direct Messages) recently, and by also introducing group chat features to it, Twitter was not been comfortable having a decent conversation because of its low charater limit. Reason why many messengers not able to continue a conversation, and indeed switches to messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, or WhatsApp among other if you have a phone number.
Now that with the new update roll out, Twitter wants users have endless conversations without having to leave the micro-blogging website. Wonder how they have raised the caharacter limit to the level where you can even send a short film story. I mean with 10,000 characters you can even publish your biography either.
Considering that the numbers these messaging apps boast, it’s far from surprising why Twitter has taken this unusual step. Whatever it decided to make, we have here the active users of WhatsApp of over 800 million, having added 100 million users in just three months. While Facebook on the other hand already have over 700 million users on Messenger. And now, your DM to Chipotle about a pressing guac situation will no longer be limited to whatever you can say in 140 characters or less.
With 10,000 characters, you guys, that’s a really long direct message and we don’t suggest novel-length DMs to your friends, the option is now there if you really want to give it a go. Unfortunately, no specific date for this new equation, other than a vague “sometime in July.” Start prepping you inbox for the big change coming its way. Soon…..