Inbox 10,000: With long DMs coming, Twitter needs better spam filters

June 13, 2015


The news that Twitter is to allow direct messages of up to 10,000 characters from next month (up from the current limit of 140) is positive in many ways, but for people who allow anyone to contact them via DM, it’s a potential nightmare.

On the plus side, it’s great to see Twitter finally embracing private messaging. It’s such an obvious fit for the service’s most loyal users that it’s baffling it’s taken so long. If you have your DMs locked down just to people you follow, longer messages could be brilliant.

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