Twitter Introduces DM Replies, New Emoji Picker; Elon Musk Reveals Support for Voice, Video Calls Coming Soon

Twitter stated that it is working on improving web support and better rendering for replies to media messages.

  1. Twitter DM conversations might be a bit more convenient now with the introduction of DM Replies.
  2. The feature will let you reply to specific messages by highlighting them in the chat.
  3. There is also support for voice and video calls coming soon to Twitter.


Twitter has launched new features for direct messages today. The Elon Musk-owned social media website has taken cues from several other social media websites, such as Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and even WhatsApp to offer support for “Replies” in direct messages. The feature aims at making conversations easier by letting users reply to a particular message while continuing to have a conversation on the platform.

Twitter has also added a new Emoji Picker to Direct Messages. In addition to this, the company revealed that it is working on improving the messaging experience on the app. Musk has also revealed that a couple more features are soon coming to Direct Messages on Twitter. Let’s take a look at the Twitter Direct Messages features rolled out today and what else is in store for users.

New Twitter Features Announced

Twitter users can now reply to a particular message in a chat easily. The company has introduced a new feature called DM Replies. The feature will let users select a particular message in DM and let the user reply to it. It is similar to what we have seen on WhatsApp, Instagram, and the like.

Twitter also released a new Emoji Picker feature, which allows users to react to messages with a wider range of emojis than ever before.

The company revealed that it is working on improving web support and better rendering for replies to media messages. These improvements are likely to be visible in the upcoming updates.

In addition to the above features, Twitter CEO Musk revealed that Direct Messages will soon be encrypted on the platform. Version 1.0 of the same should happen tomorrow, according to Musk. “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,” Musk tweeted.

The company is also working on introducing voice and video chats on Twitter. “Coming soon will be voice and video chat from your handle to anyone on this platform, so you can talk to people anywhere in the world without giving them your phone number,” Musk revealed. While these features are not new to most users, it will certainly help Twitter play catch up to other social media platforms, which have rolled out voice and video chat support months ago, if not years.

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In related news, Musk recently confirmed that his social media company will soon start purging accounts that have had no activity at all for several years. This might lead to active users witnessing a drop in the follower count. While the purged accounts will be archived, it will enable Twitter to free up handles held by inactive users.