Twitter increases character limit on Direct Messages to 10000

Twitter announces on its developer blog the plan to increase the 140-character limit on direct messages to a whopping 10,000 characters.

It will be effective from the next month, adds Twitter further in the announcement.

The company is keen on improving the direct messaging functionality since last year.

This year the 140-character limit – similar to the tweets – have been pushed ahead to 10,000 characters, rejoicing lots of Twitter users.

Such a limit can be logically infinite as very few users could even reach 10,000 characters mark in their direct message.

The company will not increase the limit for tweets anytime ahead, highlights the company in the announcement. So if you were wondering whether such a thing will happen in the case of tweets, the answer is “No”.

After the upswinging announcement, the company also asks the API users to review their API and update their GET requests so as to support the full length direct message. Twitter also asks the developers to overhaul their app UI to fit the long message.

Interestingly, the company announced the change on the same day as co-founder Dick Costolo decides to step down as the CEO.

This capability is going cost considerable amount for the company. With 140-character the data was limited, however, 10,000-character will lead to processing of massive streams of data. Twitter will have to revamp its server as well as redesign it’s big data handling algorithm.

This change will definitely be welcomed by all the Twitter users as who wouldn’t like to have logically unlimited character limit for a message.

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