Twitter rolls out update to let users search specific keywords in DMs

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Twitter, a US-based microblogging platform, has rolled out a new update that now allows users to search for specific messages in the direct message (DM) feature.

The company said that it has already rolled out this feature on the web and that it will arrive on its Android and iOS-based apps in the coming days.

Earlier, users did have the ability to search in the DMs but could only search for users or groups. In 2021, Twitter updated the search bar for DMs for its Android app and had mentioned the ability to let users search for specific content in the DMs. Twitter’s DM search feature was introduced for the iOS app two years prior to the Android app.

Twitter will show three options including, People, Groups, and Messages when users search in the DMs. Users can now search for specific keywords using the new feature. The new updation was announced through a tweet.

Earlier this week, Twitter announced that users on iOS will be able to capture GIFs using the in-app camera. Users can share GIFs by clicking on the ‘new tweet’ button, tapping the ‘photo icon’, then the ‘camera icon’, making sure to select the GIF mode, and then press and hold the record button.

Recently, the company also rolled out an update on its Android app that makes the push alerts by ‘Tweets from people you follow’ silent by default. In addition to this, it also brought back the chronological feed on its platform.

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