Twitter Adds New Features to Message Requests

Twitter seems to be quite determined to make it so that conversations can be had among lots of different people on the platform regardless of whether or not they follow each other. The message requests inbox is often pejoratively described as the spam inbox, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that a lot of the messages that you would receive there are going to be the kinds of messages that you probably wouldn’t want to end up reading since they would be rather useless and wouldn’t have anything useful to contribute.

With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that a lot of the messages you get there might actually be important but because of the fact that you never check that inbox these messages probably end up slipping through the cracks quite often. As a result of the fact that this is the case, Twitter is rolling out something new which would help the message request section of your inbox stand out a bit more, as reported by Matt Navarra.

One new feature that is coming would be the Top Requests feature. This is something that would show you message requests from people you might have mutuals with or people who might be related to the field that you work in or the subjects you are interested in. You will now be getting more information about the senders of each message as well, a chronological order setting for all of the messages as well as an option that would allow you to filter obscene or offensive media out of any messages that you receive. It is high time that Twitter started cleaning up their message requests feature, and it is heartening to see it being done right now.

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