Twitter limitations have been lifted recently, as the limit of 140 characters was removed. Users complained that they were feeling somewhat frustrated by the fact that this word limit imposed did not allow them to express everything they wanted to communicate to each other or to the world. The date when this starts to become effective was not announced yet, but Twitter still has some other changes for its fans as well.
Presently, they are able to receive Direct Messages from everyone, something which was not possible in the past. Unless the two persons were following each other. According to the announcement on the micro-blogging platform’s on its developer forum, regular tweets will still have to submit to the 140 character limit. However, the change is believed to become available in July.
This measure will be more useful for users which are very chatty with respect to their personal tweets, but also it might help when addressing some customer service issues.“We’ve done a lot to improve direct messages over the past year and have much more exciting work on the horizon,” declared Sachin Agarwal, product manager in charge with the Direct Messaging segment at the San-Francisco based company. He also added that the lifting of this limitation does not mean very much for the public side of Twitter.
Apparently, this will have more consequences for developers that will now need to make more technical changes, in order to make sure that all the applications will work just as well. After CEO Dick Costolo announced that he is stepping out, things are a little blurry for the company. They are faced now with defining a new perspective for themselves.
Lately, things have not played out very well for the social media platform. Although they have earnings of approximately 32 billion $, they have also had great loses, up to 600 million $ in the last two years. Almost 78% of its users are using the network from their mobile phones, according to statistics, and as the platform has now become a sort of a messaging app, its marketers are confident that things will change for the better.
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