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Twitter to remove 140 character limit on direct messages

Twitter will from July remove the 140 character limit on direct messages allowing users to post messages of up to 10,000 words.

The change was announced on Twitter’s developer community forum, but the site stressed that the update wouldn’t impact public tweets.

Twitter’s product manager for direct messages, Sachin Agarwal, made the announcement in a post notifying developers to update their apps and services to accommodate the new limit.

“We recommend taking the following actions in preparation: Review the new API additions, Update your GET requests so you will be able to receive the full length of DM text and Adjust your app UI to accommodate longer DM text,” read the announcement.

The announcement comes a day after Twitter CEO Dick Costolo revealed that he was stepping down on Thursday and the company co-founder Jack Dorsey announced as the interim CEO starting July 1.

The online social networking service was founded in March 21, 2006 in the United States by Evan Williams, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, who is set to be interim CEO.