Twitter is planning to introduce new features that will enhance users’ experience on the platform. The company has already released an update for its iOS and Android app that includes improvements for sending direct messages. Users can now reply to any message in a DM thread and use any emoji to react to a message.
According to Elon Musk, Twitter CEO. The app is set to roll out an update that will allow users to make audio and video calls. The feature will work similarly to FaceTime. And, users will be able to call using their Twitter handle, without giving out their phone numbers.
The update also includes improvements to direct messaging. Users can now reply to any message in a DM thread. Not just the most recent, and use any emoji to react to a message. Additionally, encrypted DMs are set to be released soon, providing users with more privacy and security.
With the introduction of audio and video calling options. Twitter is now competing with other online audio and video calling platforms especially Facebook. These updates will allow users to connect with others anywhere in the world with ease.
While some people are concerned about the potential risks that come with encrypted DMs. Many people are excited about the added protection and security it provides. The move towards private messaging is a trend seen in many social media apps. And Twitter is now joining the bandwagon.
Musk has expressed his desire to make Twitter an “everything app” that offers messaging, financial services, and more. The company has been working on several updates, including a feature to share advertising revenue with creators on the platform.
It remains to be seen when these features will be introduced, as some promised updates have yet to materialize. Nonetheless, Twitter’s move towards private messaging and adding more connection channels for users is a step in the right direction.