Twitter is finally introducing Direct Message (DM) search bar feature for Android devices. Previously, it had launched the feature for iOS devices two years ago in October, 2019. The company informed this in a tweet from its official twitter handle on Thursday saying “We’ve brought the DM search bar to Android and are rolling out an improved version that lets you search for all of your old convos, not just the most recent ones.”
This DM search bar feature is not a new concept with many social media platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp already having rolled out this feature. By using this feature Android users will be able to search for older conversations and specific words that they had typed in those conversations by searching for conversations based on the name of the user or groups they’re part of. This will help users to quickly search for DMs through specific words instead of having to go through the entire message content. Hence with this search tool they will be able to type actual words and DMs that contain those words will show up in the search bar result. This would be an easier and efficient way to search for specific DMs on the platform.
Twitter is also working on an improved version of its search tool by allowing the users to search for not only the most recent conversations but also all their old conversations as well. This feature will be made available later this year. “Waiting for the option to search your DMs for message content? We’re working on releasing that later this year!” – the company informed.
Earlier this year, the social media giant announced that it was working on updating the DM feature with plans to introduce voice messages in direct messages (DMs). The feature would be feasible for up to 140 seconds long duration in India. This will allow easy conversation for users especially while they are on a move or the content is too much to be typed out. The testing for the same will be completed in phases to the users which will make India one of the three countries to have access to the feature after Brazil and Japan. Twitter has still not informed about any similar plan to introduce the feature on a worldwide scale but seeing the recent updates this can be expected to happen in the near future.