One of the top social media networks, Twitter has announced through its developer blog that the network is now offering its users to send 1000 character long Direct Messages to their followers. Earlier, the size limit for the Direct Messages was only up to 140 characters, which is now extended up to 1000 characters by the firm.
“We’ve done a lot to improve Direct Messages over the past year and have much more exciting work on the horizon. One change coming in July that we want to make you aware of now (and first!) is the removal of the 140 character limit in Direct Messages,” Twitter Product Manager (Direct Messages) Sachin Agarwal said in the blog post for developers.
However, before the users start fretting at the prospects of receiving unsolicited extra long messages Twitter has provided to maintain the users’ privacy. The users can stop people you do not follow from sending you these new, extra-long Direct Messages.
To do that, the user just have to uncheck the “Receive Direct Messages from anyone” box in the Security and privacy sections in Twitter’s settings.
Meanwhile, Twitter has further announced that it is not going to extend the character support of 140 characters of the tweets. “You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. Nothing! Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today,” he further wrote.
Besides this, on the same day, the co-founder of the microblogging site, Dick Costolo reported that he has decided to step down as CEO of the firm. In addition, the co-founder Jack Dorsey, who served as CEO during Twitter’s early years, will temporarily take the reins until the company hasn’t got a permanent replacement.