Twitter is changing the way sharing tweets with more than one person works, with a new DM option that eliminates accidental group messages…
Twitter isn’t exactly perfect or even ideal. (But, neither is any other social network.) One of its most annoying issues is not being able to share a tweet with two or more people simultaneously. To do this, it was necessary to share the post with one first. Then, repeat the process again. Now, the microblog is fixing the problem with a new direct messaging feature. With the addition, it will be possible — and easier — to share a tweet with others but maintain private conversations when doing so.
Twitter Introduces a New DM Feature to Eliminate Accidental Group Messages
Twitter is releasing a new DM option on iOS, Android, and the web that allows users to send a tweet to as many as twenty different people, but still, maintain separate conversations. This will eliminate the accidental creation of group chats where everyone involved is privy to all back and forth communications. Twitter has also added reactions to its direct messaging system on iOS, by long-pressing a conversation.
No more (awkward) accidental group chats when you DM a Tweet to multiple people. Now you can share the same Tweet in up to 20 different DM convos, separately.
Rolling out on iOS and web, and soon on Android. (2/5) pic.twitter.com/oHYseF3EJE
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 19, 2021