Twitter Update Syncs Direct Messages Across Platforms
Twitter today pushed updates to its Android, iOS, Mac, and browser-based services. The update adds one critical new feature: Twitter will now sync direct messages, so if a message is read on one device, it will appear read on other devices. Until today, users would have to mark read messages on each device from which they access Twitter. Other new features include improvements to search, including account profile previews, and easier access to conversations. Twitter is free to download and use.
Twitter Brings Read Receipts, Link Previews to DMs
Twitter today said it is enriching Direct Messages with more real-time tools. Moving forward, Direct Messages will be more dynamic than before thanks to read receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews.
Latest Build of Android Messages Adds 'Mark As Read' Tool
Google has pushed out a minor update to the Android Messages application and given it a useful new feature. Now, users can opt to mark messages as read directly from the notification shade.
Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages.
Twitter Overhauls Its Mobile Apps and Web Sites
Twitter today revealed a dramatic change to the look and feel of its Android and iOS mobile applications, and its mobile and desktop browser experiences. To start, Twitter has put profile, account, and privacy settings in a single place within the navigation menu to make them easier to find.