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Elon Musk hints at new features coming to Twitter direct messages, group chats

    Elon Musk hints at new features coming to Twitter direct messages, group chats

    Elon Musk hints at new features coming to Twitter Direct messages, group chats Twitter CEO Elon Musk suggested on Monday that users could soon see feature changes to the platform’s direct messages and group chats.

    A Twitter user posted a poll on Monday morning asking whether Musk should “add the ability to hold down and reply to a specific message in DMs and group chats? And @mention someone in groups?”

    Elon Musk replied to the tweet by simply saying “yes”.

    Around 8,500 users voted in the poll as of 4 a.m., with 83.1% of respondents supporting the idea and 16.9% saying Twitter should keep existing features regarding direct messages.

    Twitter says only paid subscribers will be able to use text for two-factor authentication, with Twitter CEO Elon Musk suggesting on Monday that users may soon see changes to features in the platform’s direct messages. (Getty Images/iStock/Getty Images)

    The option to reply to specific messages already exists on other platforms including iMessage, Slack and GroupMe. A feature of Slack and GroupMe is the ability to mention anyone’s username in a group.

    This comes after several changes have been made to Twitter since Musk bought the platform last year for $44 billion.

    Last week, the platform announced that only paid Twitter Blue customers would be allowed to use text messages as a two-factor authentication method to secure their accounts from March 20. Other accounts will still be able to use an authentication app or security key.

    The ability to reply to specific messages and mention your username in group chats already exists on other platforms. (Rafael Heinrich/SOPA Images/LightRocket Via Getty Images/Getty Images)

    Other changes to the platform since Elon Musk took over include a verification badge and the ability for Twitter Blue subscribers to edit tweets. Twitter is also increasing the character limit from 280 characters to 4,000.

    In December, Twitter issued a new policy that initially barred users from promoting their accounts with other social media platforms. But the controversial policy was reversed after a strong backlash.

    Elon Musk says he expects a new Twitter CEO by the end of the year, a series of changes Twitter has made since Elon Musk bought the platform last year for $44 billion. (David Odisho/Getty Images/Getty Images)

    A Twitter poll Musk shared from his account in December asked users whether he should step down as CEO of Twitter, with 57.5% of respondents voting affirmative.

    Elon Musk confirmed last week at the World Government Summit in Dubai that he would step down and that he would choose a new CEO by the end of the year. Elon Musk will still own Twitter.

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