Twitter users were happy to hear that the platform is making some new upgrades soon – adding features like encrypted DMs (direct messages), calls and much more after Elon Musk shared tweets about the new upcoming updates on Tuesday.
According to Twitter’s support account, you can now reply to specific messages and react to them with any reaction instead of a limited few. It was also noted that both the Android and iOS apps already have the features added and you can access them by pressing and holding on a specific message.
Based on what Musk shared in his tweets, more upgrades to the platform are expected to arrive soon and will be having constant revisions made to them to improve the user experience. In his tweet, he wrote: With the latest version of the app, you can DM reply to any message in the thread (not just the most recent) and use any emoji reaction. Release of encrypted DMs V1.0 should happen tomorrow. This will grow in sophistication rapidly. The acid test is that I could not see your DMs even if there was a gun to my head. Coming soon will be voice and video chat from your handle to anyone on this platform, so you can talk to people anywhere in the world without giving them your phone number.
With latest version of app, you can DM reply to any message in the thread (not just most recent) and use any emoji reaction.
Release of encrypted DMs V1.0 should happen tomorrow. This will grow in sophistication rapidly. The acid test is that I could not see your DMs even if…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2023
Honestly, this is a wonderful feature to have more so for those who are privacy-focused and don’t want their conversations tracked or spied on. Musk stated that the new upgrades are being rolled out as soon as Wednesday as part of the version 1.0 release and will continue to “grow in sophistication” at a rapid rate, he said.
In addition, Musk said that sometime “soon,” Twitter will let you do “voice and video chat from your handle to anyone on this platform.” The idea, according to Musk, is that you’ll be able to use Twitter to “talk to people anywhere in the world without giving them your phone number.”
Last year, Musk announced plans for the “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App” stating that it would offer features such as payments, long-form tweets and encrypted DMs and now his latest announcement proves that those features are being implemented into the platform as part of the next app updates.
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