Earlier in 2015, Twitter announced that it would be making a big change to Direct Messages, which would make it easier to use as a messaging platform.
As confirmed by VentureBeat, Twitter has officially removed its 140 character limit from Direct Messages. As the original report notes, this change is currently available from Twitter’s official iOS and Android apps, Twitter.com, Twitter for Mac, and TweetDeck. All other Twitter third-party apps should gain support for the change in the coming weeks.
As mentioned above, Twitter had already said in June that they would be making the change to its Direct Messages sometime this summer, with the original timeline suggesting the change would arrive in July of this year. Now, according to the original report, the new character limit for DMs is 10,000 characters. That should make it much easier to use Twitter as a messaging platform for those types of messages. As it stands, the standard tweet remains locked at its 140 character limit.
This requires the latest version of Twitter’s apps, so if you want to send longer DMs, make sure you’re updated. A link to Twitter’s Android app is available below.