As announced by Musk, Twitter has introduced a new feature that lets you use any emoji to react to DMs.
Until now, Twitter only allowed users to react using a select set of emojis.
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Musk announced the new feature in a tweet, noting that it will be rolling out to all users with the latest app update. The ability to react to messages within a conversation with an emoji of your choosing brings Twitter on par with other leading messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram.
With latest version of app, you can DM reply to any message in the thread (not just most recent) and use any emoji reaction.
Release of encrypted DMs V1.0 should happen tomorrow. This will grow in sophistication rapidly. The acid test is that I could not see your DMs even if…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2023
In the same tweet Musk also said that Twitter will soon release the first version of encrypted DMs, hinting that no-one, including himself could access the content of your conversations on the platform.
“Release of encrypted DMs V1.0 should happen tomorrow. This will grow in sophistication rapidly. The acid test is that I could not see your DMs even if there was a gun to my head.”
Additionally, Musk also shared that the platform will soon roll out the ability to make voice and video calls on Twitter.
All these new features are likely part of Elon Musk’s long-term plan to make Twitter an “everything app,” much like WhatsApp or its Asian counterpart WeChat.
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