X (Formerly Twitter) Extends Group DM Size Limit to 200
X (formerly Twitter) has expanded the maximum size for group direct messages (DMs) from 150 to 200, making it easier for users to engage in larger conversations.
Enrique, a product engineer at X, took to the platform to announce the update on Tuesday, stating, “The maximum DM group size has been increased from 150 to 200. And we have some exciting improvements coming to DMs next week, so keep your eyes peeled.”
Elon Musk, the owner of X, responded to the news by questioning the need for any limit, saying, “Should there even be a limit?”
The update prompted various reactions from users. One user humorously remarked, “I’d love to know who has group chats with that many people lol,” while another playfully noted, “It’s a great feature, but first, I need to make that many friends to test it.”
In a light-hearted exchange, when a user mentioned missing the iconic Twitter bluebird, Musk quipped, “He is now in logo heaven.”
Addressing an issue of misleading sponsored advertisements, where X took action against misleading content, Musk commented, “Finally having truth in advertising is awesome.”
On a more statistical note, Musk revealed that X had surpassed a record-breaking 346 billion user-seconds of usage on the platform. He pointed out that this marked the highest usage ever, aside from a previous spike when several LLM companies attempted to simultaneously download the entire database.
In an effort to empower journalists, Musk encouraged them to publish directly on X, highlighting the potential for greater freedom and income.
Furthermore, X addressed a recent bug that had temporarily prevented the platform from displaying images tweeted before 2014. The company assured users that no images or data were lost due to the issue and that it had been resolved, with a complete fix expected in the coming days.