Twitter announced on its blog they had updated its software on April 5, 2016. This means good news for people who like to send private messages from within the app since the company aims to help both regular users and companies to communicate privately in a simpler way.
The developer team realized that last year private messages increased in a dramatic way. A number of private texts grew to 60 percent, and in the second half of 2015, there was an increase of 200% of tweets shared privately. The trend is clear, people love to talk in a forum-like fashion but they also love to share information only with friends and relatives.
“We want you to speak your mind, all of it” Says the promotional GIF.
After you update the app, there will be a new option named, “share via private message”. It will save you a lot of time and it’s clearly simpler than the way people are used to doing it.
But that’s not it!
In the past, private texts were limited to 144 characters, so you really had to summarize whatever was in your mind. It was as much as a good mental exercise as it was a drag, but that is over. The company announced there are no limits on private messages including GIFs and emojis. Time to dust off your favorite smileys.
Users can also create groups, which is very practical for social media managers and writers. Since there are no more limits on how much you can say in a private message, customers are now able to fully communicate any issue to service providers via Twitter.
The new option is very handy. Private messages do not need any kind of limitations. However, the company has said nothing about applying the same feature to the public timeline and since it has so much troll potential, it is very unlikely. Regarding this last group of internet users, have in mind that Twitter rules still apply. If anyone is having an inappropriate attitude towards you, you can report them.
The features are very practical and the ads are likable. Twitter is showing other companies how customers should be treated. The update is available right now for portable devices using both Android and IOS.
Source: Twitter Blog