Twitter to remove 140 character limit from Direct Messages

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Twitter extends character limit

A single private note to a Twitter follower often turns into a barrage of 140-character direct messages. Many Twitter users have been there — but consider that inconvenience a thing of the past.
Twitter is removing its 140-character limit for direct messages, according to an announcement from the company on Wednesday. For perhaps the first time in its history, the social media company urged its users to "go long" when messaging other users.
"You can now chat on (and on) in a single direct message, and likely still have some characters left over," Sachin Agarwal, a product manager at Twitter wrote.
The announcement assured users that the change would mean nothing for public tweets. "Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today," Agarwal added.
The change began unrolling across Twitter's various platforms on Wednesday in a process that the company said would take a "few weeks."

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