Twitter has finally removed the 140 character limit on direct messages which it hopes goes a long way in promoting people to chat privately with each other on its platform.

The limit has now been raised up to 10,000 characters as opposed to Facebook Messenger’s 20,000 character limit.

Twitter is trying to keep up with the competition and is promoting users to be more comfortable and express themselves in the hope that they are more engaged.

It seems as though the company wants to use direct messaging as a tool to get people hooked onto using Twitter, which is something even Facebook has pulled off quite well.

Twitter is investing heavily on direct messages and introduced Group Direct Messages earlier this year and now lets any user message someone else privately as opposed to being able to message only people you followed and were followed by.