Twitter on Thursday stated it’s introducing several new updates to its direct messages, which can roll out to some customers within the subsequent few weeks. The adjustments embody the flexibility to ship a direct message to a number of folks in separate conversations, as a result of who amongst us has not by accident began a gaggle chat that approach. Now, you may share a tweet in as much as 20 separate DM conversations, if the goss is sizzling sufficient to share with that many particular person tweeters without delay.
The characteristic is coming to the iOS and internet variations of Twitter first, and Android “soon.”
No extra (awkward) unintentional group chats while you DM a Tweet to a number of folks. Now you may share the identical Tweet in as much as 20 totally different DM convos, individually.
Rolling out on iOS and internet, and shortly on Android. (2/5) pic.twitter.com/oHYseF3EJE
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For iOS customers, Twitter is tweaking DM timestamps; now as a substitute of stamping every message inside a DM dialog with the date and time, the messages will be grouped by day. This may scale back “timestamp clutter,” Twitter says. And iOS customers will quickly be capable to entry the “add reaction” buttons not solely by double-tapping however by long-pressing on a message.
Android customers, sorry, however you’ll be ready to entry these final two options, though you’ll get the flexibility together with iOS customers to quick-scroll through a DM conversation and return to the newest message by urgent a down-arrow button.
Twitter has added many new options up to now a number of months, together with a brand new course of to report COVID misinformation, an replace to its API to make it simpler for different apps to level to its Areas audio chats, and a change to its font. Along with the brand new DM options, on Thursday Twitter additionally introduced it was testing a characteristic that may make it simpler for customers to subscribe to Twitter customers’ Revue newsletters immediately from a Twitter profile. That’s rolling out to internet and Android customers to start out.