Twitter’s Direct Messages Now Go Beyond 140 Characters But Not Tweets

Twitter has finally removed the 140-character limit from direct messages. The company has began rolling out this change across its Android and iOS apps, on twitter.com,TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac. It will continue to roll out worldwide over the next few weeks. To get access to direct messages that have no characters limit, people need to upgrade the latest versions of the company’s apps.

In June, the company first announced this upcoming change and on the same day, co-founder Dick Costolo decided to step down as the CEO. This change is another will not alter the rest of the platform, actual tweets will still be limited to 140-character.

Where is Twitter heading with this change? Is it trying to expand its product offerings like its peer social networks? Facebook has Messenger & Whatsapp, Google+ has Hangouts and now with this change it can also enter into the Instant Messaging apps game.

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