Twitter has made a significant change in its UI and now users do not have to head across to a different window to chat with Twitter contacts as now one can start chatting while scrolling down the feed as well. The micro-blogging site has introduced a dedicated Direct Messaging box which has started appearing on the feed and it is extremely similar to Facebook Messenger, Google hangouts, and LinkedIn.
The official handle of Twitter made this announcement with a tweet which read: “Keep the Tweets flowing and the conversations going, without switching between other tabs and the Messages tab. On the desktop version of https://twitter.com, you can now access your DMs at the bottom right of your screen when you’re not on the Messages tab.”
The DM box has been introduced for Twitter on the web. The chatbox can be seen in the Twitter feed at the bottom right side of the page. With this feature, Twitter has said they are looking to make communicating easier on the site.
People had to earlier open a special window every time they received a DM in order to continue chatting, after which it was come back to the chat page and then to the main page. However, only the first five people who have interacted with will appear on the chatbox.
As mentioned earlier, this chatbox is there on Facebook, Google Hangouts, and LinkedIn. This makes it easier for people to multi-task. Hence, you can chat with your friends or followers and also post comments or even share something on your feed without having the need to exit the chat window. Twitter chatbox will also have a similar outlook and features as that of Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.
There are people who still have not received this chatbox even as Twitter is rolling out the feature and hence, if you do not see this update, do not scratch your head about it as you will be getting this feature sooner rather than later.