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Twitter Really Wants You to Use It for Messaging

Twitter Really Wants You to Use It for Messaging

Twitter is taking steps to make itself a destination for messaging. Starting today, you will be able to receive notifications in your browser when you receive a direct message. Clicking on the notification will direct you to the DM interface on Twitter.com The option is available in your settings, and it appears to be opt-out. Direct Message notifications are now …

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Here’s Why Twitter Just Became A Lot Better For Customer Service

Here’s Why Twitter Just Became A Lot Better For Customer Service

Twitter is rolling out a major feature that should help businesses better take care of customer service and engage with customers privately. It could also encourage customers to engage more with businesses using Twitter in the first place. A couple months ago, Twitter indicated it would lift the 140-character limit constraint of direct messages, and this week, it officially announced …

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Twitter DMs Can Now Be 10,000 Characters, So Ramble On

Twitter DMs Can Now Be 10,000 Characters, So Ramble On

Twitter has officially dropped the 140-character limit … On Direct Messages. Now, you can ramble to your heart’s desire when sending private messages to another Twitter user. Twitter said it would be doing this a couple of months ago, and today the update is rolling out to iOS, Android, Tweetdeck, and twitter.com. The new limit is 10,000 characters, which isn’t …

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Twitter Is Dropping the 140-Character Limit On DMs!

Twitter Is Dropping the 140-Character Limit On DMs!

I don’t often use exclamation points in the titles of articles (even when they’re about Yahoo), but this one felt warranted. Is there anything more annoying about Twitter’s usability than that blasted 140-character limit on DMs? Well, maybe the inability to delete a tweet that includes a typo, but other than that, I think the DM limit takes the cake. …

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Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

Twitter just announced the launch of a new feature that lets users accept direct messages from anyone, even if they’re not following the sender. Historically, two users have had to follow one another in order to exchange DMs. That will no longer be the case when a user allows others to send them. That’s right. You have to enable the …

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Twitter Video Arrives (Along With Group Messages)

Back in November, Twitter said it had a bunch of new features on the way, including a new video experience, and some updates to Direct Messages. At the time, they announced the ability to share and discuss tweets natively and privately via Direct Messages, but said that was only the first of several updates. Group Messages On Tuesday, Twitter announced …

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Recently Launched Twitter DM Feature Was Just An Experiment (One That’s Now Over)

Last month, Twitter added a setting to users’ accounts that let them enable anybody to send them direct messages, even if they didn’t follow the user. Apparently, that was just an experiment, and it has come to a close. Traditionally, to send someone a direct message, they have had to follow you, meaning that for a private conversation to take …

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With Public Offering Nearing, Twitter Looks To Go A Little More Private

Twitter is reportedly considering expanding its private messaging offerings. Earlier this week, the company started rolling out a new feature that lets users receive direct messages from users they don’t follow. Historically, the feature has only worked when a user is following the other user. There’s a new setting option that allows you to receive messages from any follower. A …

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Twitter Lets You Get DMs from Anybody, If You Want

On occasion, you need to communicate with someone on Twitter and you don’t want everyone to see it. That’s fair – maybe you’re complaining about an embarrassing product that you bought. Maybe you’re a Congressman and you want to send a nice picture of your package. Whatever, I won’t judge. That’s where the direct message comes in – Twitter’s more …

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Twitter Experiments With News By Direct Message With Event Parrot Account

Twitter has been running a lot of experiments lately, and the latest one deals with helping users keep up with what’s happening in the world. It’s being conducted using an account @eventparrot, which has already accumulated nearly 10,000 followers despite not having tweeted yet. It may not be tweeting much anyway, however, as in the bio it says followers will …

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