Big news! The Twitter character limit will be removed in July specifically for Direct Messages!
Announcement: Removing the 140 character limit from Direct Messages. https://t.co/Y885KhE9jR
— TwitterDev (@TwitterDev) June 11, 2015
According to their post, here are ways you can get ready for this update:
We recommend taking the following actions in preparation:
- Review the new API additions below.
- Update your GET requests so you will be able to receive the full length of DM text.
- Adjust your app UI to accommodate longer DM text.
You can test the above changes right now, but the ability to send messages over 140 characters won’t be available until July.
This change follows a few other key updates Twitter is making specifically to their DM capabilities. Remember, Twitter added group messaging in January, and they also offer the ability to DM users outside of your network now.
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