Twitter launched a new Message button feature on April 5, which allows users of its iOS and Android app to share messages privately. However, the feature is not available for the Web version, and it’s unclear if it ever will be.
Since last year, Twitter has been constantly launching new features to highlight its Direct Messaging. The social media platform introduced a new feature in August allowing users to send DMs longer than 140 characters. Also DMs got emoji and GIF support, along with the option of starting a private group message.
The introduction of this feature is the outcome of user demand and trends. Millions of people employ the Direct Messages feature to interact privately with family, friends, brands and other entities, and the feature has been on the rise in the past year.
Statistics from Twitter reveal that compared to a 60 percent increase in the number of messages sent between users in 2015, the number of messages shared privately between users increased by 200 percent in the second half of that year alone.
The new Message button is already available for Twitter app users on Android and iOS, and all you need to is update the app to its latest version.