Twitter has announced several changes to direct message (DM) in the coming weeks. The microblogging platform shared the development through its official account and announced that users can now tweet or message 20 separate conversations. Some of the other changes and improvements include a quick scroll button, a new ‘Add comment’ action, and message grouping. All of these features have started rolling out on iOS, and some of them will reach Android users soon.
Until now, if you wanted to share a direct message with multiple users on Twitter, the only way to do it was to create a group and send the message in that group so that everyone can see everyone’s replies. Twitter users can now select up to 20 contacts individually and send the same DM as individual chats. This feature is rolling out to iOS and the web, and Android support is coming soon. Twitter shared the development via a series of tweets.
More improvements are coming to DMs, and both Android and iOS users will see a quick scroll button that will take you directly to the latest post, so you can better scroll through your posts. In addition to double tapping to respond, Twitter has also added a long press action that opens a menu with the option to “Add Comment.” This will bring up a response selector so you can browse through the different responses for that particular post. This feature is only rolling out to iOS for now.
Finally, Twitter also shared that it will reduce timestamp clutter by grouping posts by date, making it easier to navigate a conversation. This feature is also rolling out only for iOS for now.
Not all iOS and Android users will see these changes right away, as they’ve only just been rolled out. They will appear in the coming weeks.
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