direct messages

Substack is introducing direct messaging, allowing users to have private one-on-one conversations, the company announced today. DMs can be accessed in the Chat tab on the Substack app and website.…

Substack gets more social with the launch of DMs

Instagram is finally testing a feature that will let users turn off read receipts for Instagram DMs. This way, even if you have read someone’s message, they won’t see the…

Instagram is finally testing a feature to let you turn off read receipts for DMs

Twitter has introduced a new feature that lets users choose almost any emoji to react to a direct message in a conversation. Previously, the company allowed you to react to…

Twitter now allows you to react to DMs with a wide range of emojis

Amongst a ton of product changes to make Twitter a more attractive platform, Elon Musk has mentioned multiple times his desire to make direct messages better and more secure. So…

Elon Musk says Twitter is ‘aiming’ to roll out encrypted DMs this month

TikTok has quietly expanded its direct messaging settings to give users a choice of who they want to receive messages from. The options are now: everyone, suggested friends, mutual followers,…

TikTok expands its DM settings to let users choose who can message them

Instagram is testing a new way to filter out unsolicited nude messages sent over direct messages, confirming reports of the development posted by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi earlier this week.…

Instagram is developing a nudity filter for direct messages

Have you ever tried to share a funny tweet with a few friends via Twitter DM, only to accidentally start a group chat? You’re not alone. Today, Twitter announced that…

Twitter rolls out a series of improvements to its Direct Message system

Facebook and its family of apps have long grappled with the issue of how to better manage — and eradicate — bullying and other harassment on its platform, turning both…

Instagram launches tools to filter out abusive DMs based on keywords and emojis, and to block people, even on new accounts

Twitter is testing a new way to filter unwanted messages from your Direct Message inbox. Today, Twitter allows users to set their Direct Message inbox as being open to receiving…

Twitter to test a new filter for spam and abuse in the Direct Message inbox

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…

Instagram now lets you share live videos through direct messages

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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?

Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

10:00 am PST • December 14, 2013

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…

Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

10:00 am PDT • November 2, 2013

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…

Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

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’s thawing…

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

Twitter announced updates to its Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps today, as well as its desktop and mobile websites, plus TweetDeck. The main improvement isn’t a huge change, but…

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