Slack Group Messages Are Now A Thing

As great of a communication tool Slack has proven to be for teams, one feature has been surprisingly absent until now – the ability to add more people to direct message conversations. The company announced group messaging as its latest…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…