Twitter announced that they will be allowing users to have Direct Messages longer than 140 characters. But how long? The answer is shocking. If you're not sitting, you should. Twitter will now allow users to send messages with up to 10,000 characters, which is longer than most fan-fictions.
What does this change mean for users? It's simple: you now have messaging within your account. You no longer have to move to another media form if the conversation needs more than quick comments. This is an exciting change for Twitter. It also gives the app staying power as users don't have to change apps; they can stay with Twitter from the quick mention, to the hour-long chat over private DMs.
According to Twitter's own information, users should be able to start using the longer messaging format beginning in July. Can't wait!