With so many updates stuffing the news feed about what Facebook has been up to lately, some other social media giants take the chance to steal the spotlights of news with a new piece of information. It seems that now Twitter removes character limit for direct messaging, now allowing you to write your mind in no less than 10.000 characters.
Now debates will have the appropriate space to unfold, you won’t need to minimalize, substantialize or censor your thoughts, as Twitter allows you to freely expose yourself in long, generous sentences. To better understand what 10.000 characters mean, a six page long read swallows about 11.000 characters. So if you want to turn your short sentences into long essays, short stories or reviews on a particular topic, Twitter is just the right space for that.
Not even in-depth articles are that long anymore, but Twitter tries to allow all the free space you need to make your opinion matter or make it clear for the ones you chat with.
Some time ago, Twitter added the feature that allowed you to privately chat with other users but it’s never been a substantial option of the service. You could rather share short and very limited updates publicly, with your followers. Individual messaging now receives special care and attention, in an initiative to convince people that Twitter is just the right space for chatting anyway you want to.
Times are changing and competition on social networks strengthens, hence Twitter is now retaining its users by making some important improvements. They are trying to make messaging more important and encourage users to turn to Twitter whenever they have something very important to expose, criticize, share or opinionate.
Twitter also allows you to connect with multiple users, through the group direct messages and you can have private conversations with anyone in the group.
The messaging limit barrier will be broken next month, as officials in San Francisco declared on their developers’ website.
This is a quite inspired update coming from Twitter, as sometimes individual people need to have longer conversations. Direct messages are different from tweets, as they don’t only summarize to an update but rather to an in-depth debate that can happen between two individuals.
Anyone who’s tried to carry on with a decent conversation in a direct message on Twitter is aware of the excruciating pain of stuffed responses that come from constantly hitting enter. This is exactly the reason why these guys have thought things through and went on with a substantial update that makes messaging more pleasant and less limited by character number boundaries.
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