Twitter has announced that from July onwards the limitation of 140 characters on direct messages will be removed. However, this new update is not applicable in public facing tweets. The character limit will rise till 10,000 characters, allowing Twitter users to make longer private conversations.
Till now, the limit on direct messages has been same as on the public tweets, imposing people to send too many messages in a row if they are unable to say whatever they want to convey in 140 characters. This new change seems to make the direct messaging function work more like Facebook Messenger that a lot of people now use as substitute to email to stay in touch with friends.
Twitter said this new change will help users to connect with business, causes, and people more easily. Users can decide whether or not they want to receive messages from unknown people using the website’s privacy settings.