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Twitter opens up direct messages to 10,000 characters

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Twitter is opening up Direct Messages to longer message lengths from 140 characters. The developer forum that talks about the change doesn't actually define the upper limit of the new message length but MacWorld says that it's 10,000 characters and there's no reason to disbelieve their claim.

According to the forum post the update is coming in July. This does make us wonder though, how far behind could it be for a lengthening of standard posts?

If Twitter does lengthen standard posts we see two outcomes for healthcare marketers:

For healthcare marketers running social programs, this means that private conversations with patients can now be much more detailed and compliant.

Source: Twitter Developer Forum

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