We’re hoping this is just the first of many new changes coming to Twitter since appointing a new CEO. The decision to remove the 140 character limit from DMs (direct messages) may not be related to a new CEO, but it’s a welcome change none the less. Twitter has long imposed a 140 character limit when posting anything — even direct messages — creating an unique challenge for those looking to share links to articles and videos.
One could argue that the boom of short URLs on the internet sprouted out from these restrictions as Twitter grew into one of the biggest social networks in the world. But now with the world moving over to actual messaging services like Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat, it’s time for Twitter to start taking messaging more seriously.
We imagine it’s only a matter of time before Twitter launches some sort of stand-alone messaging service. It wouldn’t be too far fetched what with the purchase of services like Vine or Periscope. Twitter will remove the 140 character limit for users starting in July and if you’re a developer, you can read up more on what this means for you and your 3rd party Twitter apps via the link below.