What you need to know
- Twitter is making it easier to share a tweet with multiple people via separate DMs.
- The change will mean no more accidental group chats!
Twitter has made a change that will hopefully prevent people from accidentally starting a group DM chat when sharing a tweet with multiple people. The change now makes it easier to share a tweet with more than one person at a time without them all ending up in the same thread.
Announced via the Twitter Support account today, the change will allow people to share the same twee with as many as 20 different DM conversations at the same time — all without merging them into one as has been the case in the past.
No more (awkward) accidental group chats when you DM a Tweet to multiple people. Now you can share the same Tweet in up to 20 different DM convos, separately.
Rolling out on iOS and web, and soon on Android. (2/5) pic.twitter.com/oHYseF3EJENo more (awkward) accidental group chats when you DM a Tweet to multiple people. Now you can share the same Tweet in up to 20 different DM convos, separately.
Rolling out on iOS and web, and soon on Android. (2/5) pic.twitter.com/oHYseF3EJE— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 19, 2021August 19, 2021
The change is going live right now on iPhone, iPad, and the web while Android users will get in on the act later. There's no mention of the Mac app here, but considering it's a Catalyst app I suspect that'll be good to go as well.
People have struggled with accidentally starting group chats when sharing tweets for a good long while now and this change could come in super handy — especially for those who have been embarrassed by the poor workflow in the past.
This change will only apply to the official Twitter app, of course. The likes of Tweetbot, Aviary, and Twitteriffic didn't suffer from the same issue anyway, so they're already all set.
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