This just in: Twitter has announced that it’s updating its List feature, amping up each user’s capacity to support up to 1,000 lists with a maximum of 5,000 accounts in each.

Until now, Twitter has only allowed up to 20 lists per user account and each was limited to 500 usernames.

Twitter lists, which launched in 2009, are one of the most powerful features of Twitter, enabling users to slice and dice the thousands of people they follow into digestible mini-directories.

You can create your own lists – either public or private – or capitalize on other tweeps’ listwork and follow a list they’ve made. For suggestions on great Twitter lists to follow, check out my AllTwitterLister series.

The expansion of Twitter lists is much welcomed by journalists and social media managers on the site, in addition to lay Twitter power users. But there is still more that could amp up the functionality to make Twitter lists even more powerful. Lauren’s 5 suggested changes to Twitter lists from 2011 still hold today. Twitter, you listening?

Do you use Twitter’s list feature? If so, what changes would you like to see? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @alltwtr.

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