Twitter Eliminates 140-Character Limit for DMs

Derek Schou
by Derek Schou 15 Jun, 2015

With social media taking center stage in consumers' digital lives, many companies have turned to the medium to better connect and engage with them.

Twitter has recently made an announcement that they are removing the 140-character limit from Direct Messages.

Revealed on the Twitter Developers forum, the popular social network announced that starting in July 2015 direct messages will have a 10,000-character limit. To help businesses that leverage Twitter to engage with their consumers, it has released a couple new API updates that were created in order to help businesses update their code in order to retrieve the new, longer messages.

It should be noted that in the announcement Twitter stated that the removal of the character limit on direct messages will not affect public tweets.