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For the first time on Twitter, [people / persons] will be able to send messages that are longer than 140 characters. [While / When] tweets will still be [restrictive / restricted] to the 140-character limit, Direct Messages (DMs) will be [capped / clapped] at 10,000 characters. These are the personal communications sent from one person to [other / another] . Twitter's Product Manager Sachin Agarwal blogged about the [amend / change] . He wrote: "You can now chat on and [in / on] in a single Direct Message and likely still have some characters left [over / under] ." He added: "While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages [let / allow] you have private conversations....Tweets…are an opportunity for you to [spark / speak] a conversation about what's happening in your world."

Twitter users will experience the change [over / above] the next few weeks as Twitter rolls [in / out] the new system worldwide on a country-by-country [basics / basis] . The site's co-founder Jack Dorsey [recently / recent] admitted Twitter needed to do better to keep [up / out] with its social networking competitors. Twitter currently has about 300 million global users while [rivalry / rival] Facebook has more than 1.4 billion. Sites like Facebook and WhatsApp have spent a lot of money on [manufacturing / making] their messaging services more user-friendly. Twitter has had a [similarity / similar] focus throughout this year. It recently allowed [collect / group] DMs and allowed people to [acceptance / accept] private messages from people even if they do not follow them.


 
 

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