Twitter New Feature: Micro-blogging site Twitter may soon bring a new feature for its users. Through this, people will be able to send a message (DM) directly from a tweet. It is currently being tested.
Know what the company said
Twitter thinks that this feature will make it easier to start a conversation from your timeline. In this context, the microblogging platform said, ‘When you want to directly reply to the author of a tweet, we are making it easy to DM them from your timeline to start a conversation.’
Added DM icon testing on Tweets
‘Now added testing the DM icon on Tweets with some of you on iOS,’ the company said. However, the test has alerted civil servants and public safety experts.
Users May Be More Vulnerable to Harassment – New York Public Defender
Although offering a shortcut to your DM may make users even more vulnerable to harassment, according to New York City public defender Eliza Orlins. He responded on Twitter that, ‘Please don’t do this. An extra step of going to someone’s profile to send the DM back on the harassment.’
“At least give us a security feature, so that it is not allowed on our tweets,” he said. According to Twitter, the experiment is not changing the current setting of anyone’s DMs. A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge that, “We are always looking for ways to make DMs more accessible and valuable to the people on Twitter and they will always be in control.” Anyone has the ability to turn off their DM in their settings.’