Twitter continues to slowly improve its direct messaging interface amid a tidal wave of product updates over the past year. The company announced today that it will now allow users to pin six conversations to the top of their DM inbox for easy access. The feature is available on iOS, Android, and the web.
Last year, Twitter made some long-awaited changes to DMs, including the ability to DM a tweet to multiple people at once in a one-to-one conversation. Instead of timestamping individual posts with the date and time, Twitter has also started grouping posts by day to “reduce timestamp clutter.”
It wouldn’t be shocking if Twitter unveiled even more new DM features over the next few months. Twitter acquired two messaging companies in the final months of 2021: Sphere, a London-based group chat app, and Quill, a potential Slack rival. Sphere and Quill employees have been absorbed into Twitter, with former Quill employees working specifically on messaging. Quill founder Ludwig Pettersson, former creative director of Stripe, joined Twitter as a project manager on the Conversations team.