direct messages

Instagram now lets you share live videos through direct messages

Instagram has been beefing up its Direct Messaging feature as it toys with the idea of spinning out messaging into its own, separate app. Among its more recent tweaks: the added option for photo and v

Twitter chatbots can now include buttons that push you to tweet, follow, click & more

Twitter today is rolling out a new feature that will allow businesses to prompt their followers to take an action beyond a simple fav or retweet. The company is introducing the ability for businesses

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Twitter Of ‘Listening In’ On Your Direct Messages

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Twitter is the target of a class action lawsuit having to do with how private direct messages are treated on the service. While it’s quite obvious that t

Twitter Removes 140-Character Limit From Direct Messages So That People You Follow Can Send You Long Rambling Missives About Their Day And Stuff And Things. You Know, Like Horror Stories About Their In-Laws Or Boss. But Hey, How Are You?

They warned us back in June that this day was coming. I was in denial. Surely, Twitter wouldn’t. Couldn’t. Welp, they have. Get ready for people to drop a book into your DMs, because start

Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — take the edge off of a slow week with a relaxed conversation about Instagram and Twitter direct messages, online anony

Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — move further and further toward the Golden Age of Push Notification. What some see as a fragmented se

Twitter’s Attitude Toward DMs Shows Signs Of Thawing With Direct Link In Top Bar

Twitter has been rejiggering its thinking about direct messaging recently, largely in the face of enormous messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Line, Snapchat and others. Today, the signs of Twitter&#82

With Today’s Updates, Twitter Apps Finally Sync The ‘Read’ Status Of Your Direct Messages

Twitter <a target="_blank" href="https://blog.twitter.com/2013/direct-message-sync-mobile-search-improvements-and-more">announced</a> updates to its Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps today, as well