Twitter has today announced a bunch of improvements and new features for its Direct Messaging (DM) system, which will start rolling out to all users over the next few weeks.
Twitter says users will be able to share a tweet across multiple DM chats at once, streamlining their private interactions. Soon, you’ll be able to share the same Tweet in up to 20 different DM conversations, all at one time. Also, when you’re scrolling the chat, a new quick scroll button will let you jump to the latest message.
“When reacting to a message, there’s the double-tap and now there’s the long press –– when you long press a message, you can tap “Add reaction” from the menu to pull up the reaction picker,” notes Twitter.
Twitter says it is also making it easier to scan a conversation by grouping messages by date for less timestamp clutter.
According to Twitter, Android users will have to wait a bit longer than iOS and web tweeters to gain access to some of these features and it’s unclear how long that will take.