top of page
  • Meerelle Cruz

Twitter Announces Coming DM Improvements, Including Multi-DM Sharing and Updated Navigation

New options for sharing tweets through a private message, as well as better navigational elements, are coming to your tweet DMs, according to Twitter.

The most significant change is the ability to simultaneously share a tweet across numerous DM discussions, streamlining your private conversations. You can now simultaneously share the same Tweet in up to 20 distinct DM conversations. So, if you find a great meme that you want to share with numerous friends or chat groups, you'll be able to do so without having to go through the process over and again.

This might be especially useful for businesses wishing to respond to client questions or keep important connections informed about their latest developments. If you're launching a new product, you may now market it directly to folks who've contacted you in the past via DM, which could be a nice method to build awareness among possibly interested users. It could also be a means to spam 20 people at once, which could explain why Twitter has a 20-user limit. In either case, it has the potential to be used for brand communications, making it a useful update.

In addition, Twitter is introducing a new quick scroll button that, when touched, will jump to the most recent message in a thread, saving you time and effort when scrolling back through the previous conversation. This, too, might be useful for businesses that utilize DMs, as it allows them to look up previous exchanges for context and then swiftly return to the most recent response.

In addition to the double-tap for Like, Twitter is modifying the display format for DMs so that messages are grouped by date, resulting in less timestamp clutter in threads, and it's adding a new long-press option to attach an emoji reaction.

Twitter is also working on new reaction features, which might include reaction emojis in regular tweets, similar to how they are in direct messages. Although no official confirmation has been given, many app researchers have noticed the new emoji response options in testing, and it appears to be close to a live test. These new DM features aren't groundbreaking, but they will make it easier to keep track of your private conversations and share pertinent tweets and scheduled Spaces with them.

Twitter has been attempting to enhance its DM choices in keeping with usage trends, to encourage greater conversation engagement between users, as a result of the broader shift towards private messaging and away from public posting in many settings. Earlier this year, Twitter implemented DM username search, and it's rumored that it's working on the ability to search DMs by message text as well.

These new features bring even more refinement, and while they won't change the way you interact with the app, they may help brands optimize their DM process.

The quick scroll and multi-tweet send options are now available on iOS, and the quick scroll and multi-tweet send options are also available on Android.

6 views0 comments


Discover Roundabout's free reporting tool for every social media campaign

Download the app

Apple and Android

bottom of page