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Twitter lifts 140-character limit from Direct Messages

Washington: Twitter has reportedly lifted the classic 140-character limit from its Direct Messages feature as part of an ongoing drive to overhaul the service.

Starting in July, messages on Twitter will run as long as the user likes, turning the service into much more of a typical instant message and group chat service, reported The Verge.

The move is being dubbed as 'sensible' because the 140-character limit on messages was seen as a nuisance as they were meant to be private and not the same type of quick info byte as a tweet.

The change will not take effect immediately but will be rolled out in July, the company said.

Twitter is extending the count from 140 characters to 10,000.

Separately, Twitter also announced in an official blog on Wednesday that it is finally cracking down on trolls on its site.

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