Twitter Includes Read Receipt, Rich Preview And Many More Features To Direct Messages

Twitter has recently rolled out a new update, where it intends to make the social app more competitive with mobile messing clients. The company states, it will also be introducing numerous new features for Direct Messages; its private messaging features, which goes on to include Read Receipts, typing indicators and Web link previews.
 
Read receipts and typing indicators are among the most common features, which are available to almost all the mobile messaging apps like Facebook Messenger. In group messages, Twitter will also go on to indicate, who have seen the item shared by you or will note “Seen by Everyone”, when the entire group has seen your post.
 
 
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Of course, not everyone will welcome Read Receipt and chances are that many will go on to turn this off, while texting, so that they do not have the pressure of reply. Luckily, Twitter will offer similar setting for opting out.
 
In the meantime, the additional web link previews is something, which is aiming to bring Twitter’s experience much more closer to what you have seen or experienced it in your default messaging client like iMessage. iOS 10 will be arriving on September 13. iMessage will go on to offer rich link previews, which means the inline previews of the Web links, which you are texting to a friend.
 
Twitter had not yet supported this particular feature in the DMs, irrespective of the fact, as it does not allow rich media in its main Twitter timeline.
 
The DM product however had not seen much attention for quite sometime, until Twitter's decision last summer to drop the 140 character limit from private messaging. While, shortness is still the main aim of Twitter stream, it makes more sense that the messaging app should go on to feel more like – messaging.