Twitter is removing its 140-character limit for direct messages. This does not mean that public tweets will change in any way however, but that users can communicate freely among themselves from now on, without the constraint of the 140 characters.
The micro-blogging social media app will not be changing its reputation in any way, as the 140-character blog posts are the core of the Twitter brand. Main investor Chris Sacca said that is message length threshold has inspired people to write in an entirely different manner.
Sometimes it is extremely difficult to summarize your ideas into such a small amount of characters, and yet lots of people have taken up this challenge and have made Twitter the popular social media network it is today.
The limit for direct messages among users will be raised to 10,000 characters, giving Twitter fans all the space they could need for their messages.
The change will be implemented in July, but the exact launch date is not yet known to the public. The good news came from Sachin Agarwal, Twitter’s product designer, according to Venturebeat.com.
Twitter users found the direct message extremely difficult to use, due to the length constraint, that greatly imposed on their chatting desires. And so, they often chose other social media platforms for their direct messaging, such as Facebook for instance, Twitter’s greatest contender, or its sidekick, Facebook’s Messenger app.
This is way this change has been a long time coming to the Twitter interface because it has almost no downsides. The company gets to keep the format that has made it famous, and ensure that its users stay online even more than before, by facilitating the direct message service.
The only possible downside would be the lengthy messages that some users will not want to receive. But there is an easy fix for this issue, as a user is not obligated by Twitter to accept messages from people he does not follow.
All you need to do is go into the setting menu and into the security topic you can uncheck the box called “Receive Direct Messages from anyone”. And all your long messages from strangers who most likely want to sell you various things are gone for good.
So we’re excited about this upcoming change in the Twitter interface because while the 140-character micro-blogging challenge is fun tweet-wise, it is going to be an improvement to be able to write freely to your friends.
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