Twitter will make DM searches easier; Brings new feature to android

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The American microblogging network, Twitter is launching the DM search bar on Android, two years after it introduced the feature for iOS users, through which users can search the DMs easily.

The new feature will let Twitter users on Android to search for DMs through the name of the user or groups. Twitter is also rolling out an improved version of its DM search tool.

It is quite surprising that Twitter took so long to bring the DM search bar to its Android app. Unlike other social media platforms, Twitter doesn’t experiment much in the inbox, currently, the microblogging platform is working on improving it though.

The search bar in Twitter DMs will help to pull up conversations based on the name of the user or groups. This feature is useful as it will let users quickly search for conversations instead of having to scroll through the entire inbox. 

Further, Twitter is working to make it possible to search for DMs through message content. So the users will be enabled to type words and messages that contain those words will show up in the result. 

Twitter is also improving the search tool by letting users search for all old conversations, and not just the most recent ones. So if the users have a bunch of DMs, Twitter will bring up all of them and not only the latest ones.

Earlier this year, Twitter also started testing voice DMs in some regions. The feature is simple as it basically means sending voice messages in DMs. Twitter is yet to announce plans of rolling it out globally.

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