Twitter extends 140 word limit


London: Twitter has reportedly lifted the classic 140-character limit from its Direct Messages feature as part of an ongoing drive to overhaul the service.

Starting in July, messages on Twitter will run as long as the user likes, turning the service into much more of a typical instant message and group chat service. The move is being dubbed as ‘sensible’ because the 140-character limit on messages was seen as a nuisance as they were meant to be private and not the same type of quick info byte as a tweet.