Twitter Drops Direct Message Character Limit

Direct Message (DM) is an excellent means to start private conversation, but its 140 character limit used to annoy us all. Now, the character limit goes beyond the 140 character limit. However, the character limit on tweet still remains the same.
Sachin Aggarwal, Product Manager stated via a blog post:
“While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages let you have private conversations about the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter. Each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for you to spark a conversation about what’s happening in your world. That’s why we’ve made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months. Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.”
Here’s an image demonstrating the new update on Twitter:
Twitter Direct Messages
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He also stated that “Sending and receiving Direct Messages via SMS will still be limited.
The changes can now be seen on Twitter’s Android and iOS apps, and also on, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac. Update your apps to get the latest versions.