Twitter just removed the 140-character limit on Direct Messages, which means you can send full messages privately now. A lot of people are pretty happy about this, especially brands that provide customer service via Twitter, since this means no more fragmented statements.
We think the ability to talk in-depth with friends, family, or customers is an important step forward for Twitter. You can now have real and more meaningful conversations about what you’re seeing happening on Twitter with other users. This is a simple change to the Twitter platform, but still a big step towards making Twitter an even more powerful (and fun!) tool.
If you’re curious about what’s happening to public messages, Twitter explained: “Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today, rich with commentary as well as photos, videos, links, Vines, gifs, and emoji.”
The change is rolling out now on Android and iOS, in addition to desktop, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac. The changes will be happening globally over the next few weeks.