The character limit will be raised from just 140 to a whopping 10,000.
Costolo has come in for significant criticism from shareholders dissatisfied with the growth of the company.
Twitter will soon let you send more than 140 characters via direct messages.
Twitter Product Manager Sachin Agarwal announced the change today in a message on the company’s website for developers. Twitter co-founder – and current chairman of the board – Jack Dorsey will act as interim CEO while an official replacement is found. This means that Twitter will no longer enforce the 140 character limit it strictly enforces for public tweets on direct messages, allowing users to exchange messages privately without having to break up a thought in multiple messages. And because Twitter is alerting developers today and giving them early access to the APIs that they need to support larger DMs, your Twitter app of choice ought to support the feature at launch or shortly thereafter.
According to the post, the changes will be implemented at some point over the course of July.
With an increased emphasis on private messaging in recent months, Twitter is clearly trying to cater to the growing number of people who want to silo public and private conversations.
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