Twitter has been great thus far. However, as a social media user coming first from Facebook then to Twitter, the 140-characters limit can be a little bit chocking.
“There is just so much to say, how do they expect you to say it in 140-characters? I mean are we back in the ages of telegrams where you minimize the characters to minimize the cost of sending the message?” my imagination of a new Tweep’s first experience on Twitter after first coming from Facebook.
Well, the character limit on Twitter has been removed, at least as far as Direct Messages (DMs) are concerned. Now Tweeps, you can DM your friends on Twitter without the 140-character muzzle.
Jack Dorsey, the social network co-founded is cited by the BBC saying Twitter is not doing enough to make it a better social network for users. Well, other social networks don’t muzzle your posts and messages as if it is a telegram message. I would be this the reason Twitter only enjoys 300 million users globally against Facebook’s 1.4 billion users.
— Twitter (@twitter) August 12, 2015
“I think in the past you might have felt constricted by 140-characters and so you had to cut out a word here or there, but now you end up with these longer messages where people are really able to get their point across and do it in a more funny way,” said Sachin Agarwal, Twitter’s product manager for DMs.
“They can add more emojis, more photos, things like that, which just let them be a little more richer in their expression.”