There are millions of people who use Twitter to communicate with their friends or see what their favorite star is doing. It seems that the social network has big plans as it will introduce new features to Direct Messages. They want to make it easier for people to use their app and get more users from Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
First of all, Twitter will add read receipts to direct messages. What does this mean? You will be able to see when the other person had read your message. You can decide if you want to use the feature, but we think most people will want to know if their message was read. Moreover, Direct Messages will have typing indicators. We all know these features from other communication apps, but Twitter has not used them until now.
Direct Messages in not a new feature. However, a few people used it because it allowed only 140 characters. People used other messaging apps because they wanted to talk more with their friends. Twitter solved this problem and now you can write as many words as you want. This update will be available on Android and iOS. If you use the app on your computer, you will not be able to know if someone wrote you a direct message.
Twitter did not say if they are planning a messaging app like Facebook did. However, we are expecting this to happen if Direct Messages will get them more users. The company did not pay attention to this feature in the past years, so it was a surprise when they decided to make updates for it. It could be the best idea they had for getting more users. There a lot of people who enjoy Twitter more than other social networks, but they were not able to talk to their friends using this app.
Things have changed and, in a few years, Twitter could become a threat for famous messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger. The new features will be available also for group messages. People will know when everyone has seen the messages they wrote. What do you think about the new features Twitter has prepared for Direct Messages? Do you think it will be as famous as WhatsApp managed to be? Users have different opinions regarding this matter. While some think these changes will help the app to improve, others do not think they will use these features.
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