The time has come. Dear people who use Twitter as their instant messenger of choice, your direct messages are no longer limited to 140 characters. Twitter announced today that it has removed the restriction and will begin rolling out the change to both Android and iOS.

This change comes a couple months after Twitter first spread the word. Back in June it said that the limit would rise from 140 characters to 10,000. If that isn't enough characters, you're mistakenly operating under the assumption that Twitter is the best platform for typing up your memoir.

Tweets will continue to have a 140 character limit, as will direct messages sent via SMS. The change is rolling out starting today, but it will take a few weeks to take effect worldwide.

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