Twitter announced last week that the 140-character limit of its popular direct messages, also known as DM, has been removed. This change will now allow users to chat with each other without feeling constrained by the space limit. Despite being good #News for Twitter’s users, this new limit can still be considered low if compared with Facebook’s Messenger that has a character limit of 20,000.

According to an interview to Wall Street Journal, Sachin Agarwal, Twitter’s product manager, said that this change was designed to allow users to have the flexibility to write longer direct messages and to express themselves in a more natural and comfortable way; users want to be able to say what is on their mind and be themselves.

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It is also possible to add more emojis, photos and things like that, to turn how people express themselves in a little more richer way. Sachin also said that each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for users to spark a conversation about what is happening in the world.

The microblogging site had first announced the idea of removing the 140-character limit on DMs back in June, but the change is finally being implemented and longer direct messages will first roll out on Twitter’s site, TweetDeck, Twitter app for iOS, Twitter app for Android, and Mac’s Twitter, and will then migrate worldwide in the coming weeks. From now on, users will also have the choice to receive DMs from anyone and the addition of groups DMs for wider, private group discussions.

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Another recent change for Twitter users is the possibility to quote a tweet without using up any of the character limits, because the tweet is already embedded in the post. In both public and private tweets, users can also embed images, GIFs, Vines, videos and audio files.

This is the first time that the popular microblogging site is removing the limit of any of its features, but there are no plans to do the same for public tweets – that will maintain the same 140-characters limit.