Twitter to remove 140-character limit on DM

Starting in July, users will be able to send 10,000-character messages


Twitter will lift the 140-character limit on direct messages beginning next month, the social media platform announced Thursday.

While regular tweets will still be capped off at 140 characters, direct messages will now have a maximum count of 10,000 characters.

Twitter’s product manager for direct messages, Sachin Agarwal, made the announcement in a post notifying developers to update their apps and services to accommodate the new limit.

The news came on the same day that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo unexpectedly resigned; the company’s co-founder Jack Dorsey will fill the role until a replacement is named.