Twitter continues to make changes to its service, the company is not profitable, and is looking for new ways to attract users and increase its revenue. Well, now Twitter adds read confirmation, link previews, and typing indicator to direct messages DMs were a rudimentary chat system, but little by little, have become a very complete option.
Twitter removed DM limits a long time ago, but now makes many other improvements. The truth is, with all these changes, we wouldn't be surprised if Twitter wanted to launch an independent messaging application, in the style of Facebook Messenger. After all, the job has already been done to a large extent.
There have been three new features that Twitter has introduced to improve DMs, and that many other messaging apps have implemented for a long time. So let's get to know them a little better, here they are properly explained:
- Read confirmation: the check symbol next to the message will be shown in blue if it has been read, and it will indicate if all the participants have watched the DM.
- Writing indicator: will show us the images of those who are writing in that direct message.
- Link Preview: We'll see the title and main image if you send us a link via DM.
The truth is that we are dealing with useful functions. It is always good to know which link we are going to click on, and it is also convenient to know if they are writing to you during a conversation. Now, read receipts are a more delicate subject, not everyone likes them and we hope they can be disabled. Although Twitter has officially announced these features, for now it seems that have not yet reached all users
Twitter recently launched its night mode, and today it has improved direct messages. One does not think of Twitter DMs as a great option to chat, but little by little they are advancing.
What do you think of these developments in direct messages? Did DMs need read confirmation, link previews, and write prompt?