Twitter officially removes 140 character limitation from Direct Messages

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Aug 13, 2015 (LBO) – Twitter has officially removed its 140-character limit that restricted the length of private messages.

“Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.” twitter said in a statement.

The messaging service will begin rolling out this change today across Android and iOS apps, on twitter.com, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac.

It will also continue to roll out worldwide over the next few weeks.

While Twitter is largely a public experience, direct messages let people have private conversations about the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter.

“Each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for you to spark a conversation about what’s happening in your world,” twitter said.

“That’s why we’ve made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months.”