Twitter is currently testing an interesting new feature that will allow Twitter users to react to DMs without reaching out to the keyboard. All you have to do is just tap and hold on the DM you want to react to and it will give you a bunch of reactions from which you’ll be able to choose.
Twitter is testing DM Reactions pic.twitter.com/Ihp7hsnaOH
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 16, 2019
If you’re already using Slack, you’re already quite familiar with the idea — users follow the aforementioned method to react to messages on Slack. However, it’s not clear whether or not users will get a notification when a DM gets a reaction.
As I said, the feature is currently in the testing phase, meaning that it could take a while for Twitter to roll out the feature to the public.
Speaking of Twitter DMs, Twitter recently rolled out the Twitter DM search feature to the Twitter iOS app and as well as to the Twitter web app. With this feature, you’ll need to just type a couple of letters of the name of any individual or group and Twitter will display all the possible matchings, of which you will be able to pick the right one and resume the conversation.