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Twitter is changing how users chat privately

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Twitter is full of changes this week.

On Thursday, shortly before announcing Dick Costolo would be stepping down from his role as CEO of the company, Twitter announced that it is removing the 140-character limit from Direct Messages set to launch in July.

"You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. Nothing! Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today," Twitter stated in its announcement. While the future of the platform's feed seems to be secure, this shift brings up the possibility for more changes in messaging.

As many social media users remember, Facebook had messaging integrated into their official mobile app before turning it into an app of its own. Facebook Messenger currently has 700 million users, the company says. This big move by Twitter could be an indication that a separate application may be in the company's future.

But for now, Twitter users can bask in the moment of what will feel like a limitless in-application messaging capability.

While many users understand and embrace the brevity of individual tweets, they seem to be excited about the lack of character limit coming soon to direct messages. Here's what some users are saying about the company's decision to change the 140-character rule for direct messaging:

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