Jon Fingas, reporting for Engadget:
Twitter isn’t just launching a deluge of tests — it just
announced that a few sought-after features in the pipeline. Most
notably, it’s developing a long-overdue search for direct
messages. Although there aren’t many specifics at this point, it’s
reasonable to say this will spare you from digging through a
conversation to find a crucial message from days ago. The social
network added that it’s “re-energizing” its work on DMs, so this
is really just the highlight of a larger strategy.
Weeks-old news but I didn’t see it until just now. The lack of any search at all for Twitter DMs makes iMessage search seem useful.
My experiment with leaving my DMs open to everyone on Twitter has been successful, by the way — very little spam, very high signal-to-noise from folks whom I don’t follow (who, if my DMs were not open, wouldn’t be able to DM me).
★ Thursday, 5 September 2019