Twitter DMs About to Get Search Function

One of the most common complaints that a lot of people have about Twitter’s Direct Message feature has to do with the fact that there is no search function that you can use in order to find a specific message. Much on the contrary, you would need to scroll through all of the various conversations that you have had on Twitter so that you can come upon the conversation in which the message that you are looking for is hiding.

This is clearly not the most efficient use of anyone’s time, but one piece of good news that might brighten the day of an average Twitter user has to do with the fact that Twitter is now working on a search option that would be used in tandem with their direct messaging feature. Coder and developer Jane M. Wong came upon the upcoming search feature by looking into the code that lies behind the website and finding an as of yet unlaunched bit of code that is going to spell out a search feature for DMs that would actually be worth the amount of effort that you would be putting into making connections on Twitter.

The main reason that Twitter would want there to be a search option is that it has been falling behind other social media platforms in terms of the kind of features that it offers, and with direct messaging becoming one of the most popular ways for social media apps to be used finding a way to optimize this feature is the sort of thing that Twitter would definitely want to do.


While this may not be quite enough to turn the tide in Twitter’s favor, it is definitely a step in the right direction, one that would potentially give you a lot of chances to continue to use the social media platform for whatever purpose you see fit.


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