Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Twitter Ups Its DM Limit

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This may or may not have a bearing on your Twitter use, but the company has just dropped the 140 character limit on Direct Messages. The new limit is 10,000 characters, which should be more than enough for a long winded conversation.

Keep in mind that this new limit is only for private DMs and doesn't affect the 140 character limit on public tweets. As a result, the new DM limit might be moot for those that use Twitter mainly as a promotional tool to broadcast news to a fanbase, although it will be a benefit if you're using the new Group DM feature.

The change is set to roll out within the next couple of weeks across both Android and IOS platforms, as well as Twitter.com, Tweetdeck, and Twitter for Mac.

In other Twitter news, the company has made available every public tweet ever posted in Twitter's 9 year history to the social tracking service Gnip. It's just one more reason to always stay civil on Twitter, because those nasty tweets can someday be resurrected.

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