Twitter is alleged to be engaged on a few new options that might make it simpler to handle direct messages and retweeting. The first time somebody sends you a direct message on Twitter, it arrives within the type of a message request. You have the choice to both settle for or delete the message(s), or report or block the sender. And until an motion is taken, the sender doesn’t know if the message has been learn. Such requests are segregated in a separate checklist than your accepted DMs.
The microblogging website might quickly introduce a brand new choice to let customers mute these incoming DM requests. This will take the one-sided chats on Twitter to the tip of your message request checklist, making it simpler for you to defer taking any additional motion. As meant, you’ll not be notified of future messages in the identical dialog and you’ll merely ignore the requests with out explicitly blocking the senders. One much less purpose to lock new DM requests solely.
The function is just not reside on Twitter but, nor do we’ve an official phrase on when it arrives. Reverse engineering knowledgeable, Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane), was the primary to spot it.
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The different factor that Wong has noticed is that Twitter can also be engaged on simplifying retweets. The new function eliminates the necessity of selecting between retweeting and quoting a tweet from a dropdown once you hit the retweet button. The new choice will immediately open the tweet composer once you hit retweet. Add some textual content to quote a tweet or simply go away the field empty to submit a easy retweet. It saves an additional click on for individuals who, most of the time, want including their ideas to their retweets.
Twitter is engaged on making the Retweet button open the composer immediately, eliminating the menu
with this prototype, as of now, it is nonetheless doable to retweet by not getting into something within the textual content space and press the “Retweet” button pic.twitter.com/71BkDct26C
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 7, 2020
The two delicate but helpful leaks add to a rising checklist of options that Twitter is alleged to be engaged on. The yet another eagerly awaited function, noticed once more by Wong, is Birdwatch. It’s an try by Twitter to crowdsource suggestions and reign in on the spreaders of misinformation giving the platform a nasty identify.
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