US-based microblogging platform Twitter has revealed that several modifications to Twitter’s direct message (DM) system are coming in the following weeks.
“Some DM improvements are coming your way over the next few weeks. We’ve got easier Tweet sharing, better navigation when in a conversation, and more,” Twitter wrote from its official Twitter Support account.
The users will be able to share the same tweet in up to 20 different DM conversations, separately to avoid group chats when they send the same tweet to multiple people.
According to the statement, a quick-scroll button, a new action to “Add reaction,” and message grouping are among the other updates and improvements. All of these features are now available on iOS, with some of them coming to Android users soon.
Until now, the only way to send a direct message to several individuals on Twitter was to create a group and send the message to that group, which allowed everyone to view each other’s replies.
Users can now select up to 20 contacts individually and send the same DM as separate chats on Twitter. According to the reports, this functionality is now available on iOS and the Web, with Android support on the way.
More direct message system updates are on the way, and Android and iOS users will soon notice a quick-scroll option that will take you straight to the most recent message, making it easier to skim through your conversations.
In addition to the double-tap to react gesture, Twitter has included a long-press action that brings up a menu with the option to “Add reaction.” This will display a reaction picker, allowing users to browse through the many reactions for that specific message. For the time being, this feature is only available on iOS.