I have heard the term so many time before that 140 characters is not enough and off we go to another platform to have a waffle,well now that s no longer an issue as Twitter is removing the 140 character limit on Direct Messages,Twitter has been busy of late… So now you can say more and keep it in private too starting in July. Good…

On their dev blog they say.

“We’ve done a lot to improve Direct Messages over the past year and have much more exciting work on the horizon. One change coming in July that we want to make you aware of now (and first!) is the removal of the 140 character limit in Direct Messages. In order to make this change as seamless as possible for you we’ve included some recommendations below to ensure all your applications and services can handle these longer format messages before we flip the switch.”

We recommend taking the following actions in preparation:

  1. Review the new API additions below.
  2. Update your GET requests so you will be able to receive the full length of DM text.
  3. Adjust your app UI to accommodate longer DM text.

You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. Nothing! Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today.


By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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