Twitter has removed the 140-character limit on direct messages.
You now have 10,000 characters to play with when connecting with other users in the privacy of a message thread.
The update is available on the iOS, Android, Desktop and Web versions of Twitter. Third-party apps likes Tweetbot and TweetDeck also carry the update.
Product manager for DMs, Sachin Agarwal, said in an interview, “It’s the No. 1 request we get from folks,… They want to be able to say what’s on their mind and be themselves.”
The company has been gradually improving its direct messaging platform since late last year, when Kevin Weil took over product, letting you once again share links in a thread, group message, send photos and share tweets natively.
According to The Verge, Agarwal wants DMs to be the place where you talk about what you see on Twitter, allowing you to “fluidly move between public and private,”.
This addition may also make it easier for businesses to use the platform for customer service.
In the past Twitter has hinted at the possible release of a stand-alone messaging app, in the same vain as Facebook Messenger. But, according to BuzzFeed, Agarwal wouldn’t be drawn to elaborate on the concept. “Today I can’t talk about anything other than what we’re launching right now”.