Twitter ditches 140 character limit in DMs

12 June 2015

Twitter-Logo1 Twitter is based on efficiency. You get 140 characters to get your message across or, if you're a thunderous pain in the arse, you write 7,000 consecutive tweets in a row, when you should have set up a blog and stopped mithering everyone by flooding their timelines.

Anyway, public tweets aren't going to change any time soon, but in the direct messages, you'll be able to tap in a whopping 10,000 characters! That's entire diatribes you can aim at long suffering exes and celebrities who have accidentally followed you!

Sachin Agarwal, Twitter Product Manager, made the announcement for developers and that this should be available next month, in July.

"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," added Agarwal.

This week, Twitter also introduced a feature to export and import block lists, which is useful to those with a lot of enemies. You can even share them with other people, should you all want to block the same people. This, it seems, is Twitter's attempt at making their service a bit safer, as the social network has been accused of not being very helpful when people are getting royally trolled/bullied.

So there you have it. Timewasting just became very slightly different! Hurray!

TOPICS:   Social Media

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