Twitter has announced some new improvements coming to your tweet DMs, including new options for sharing tweets via private message, and improved navigational elements.

The most significant enhancement is the ability to share a tweet across many DM chats at the same time, which streamlines your private discussions. You’ll be able to share the same Tweet in up to 20 distinct Direct Message conversations at the same time starting today.

Twitter DM update

So, if you come across a wonderful meme that you want to share with multiple friends or chat groups, you’ll be able to publish it to them all at once, rather than having to go through the same procedure over and over and over again.

That may be particularly useful for businesses wanting to respond to client inquiries or keep important connections up to date on their newest announcements and developments. In the future, if you introduce a new product, for example, you may market it directly to individuals who have contacted you in the past via direct message (DM), which could be a useful method to build awareness among potentially interested users.

Alternatively, it may be a technique to spam 20 people at the same time, which could explain why Twitter has introduced a 20-user restriction. In either case, there is opportunity for brand messages to be used in this situation, which may make it a worthwhile revision.

A new quick-scroll button will also be added to Twitter, which when clicked will jump to the most recent message in a thred, saving you time and screen wear while scrolling back through the rest of the previous conversation.

This, too, might have promise for companies that utilize direct messages, since it gives them the ability to rapidly discover previous conversations for context, then fast return to the most recent answer.

Twitter is also changing the display format for direct messages (DMs), so that messages are grouped by date, resulting in less timestamp clutter in threads, and it’s adding a new long-press option to attach an emoji reaction, in addition to the double-tap for Like, in addition to the double-tap for Dislike.

Twitter is also working on new reaction capabilities, which might result in reaction emojis being made available on ordinary tweets in a similar way to direct messages. Although Apple hasn’t officially confirmed this, many app researchers have reported seeing the new emoji answer choices in testing, and it appears to be on the verge of becoming a live test.

They are not significant changes, but they will make it simpler to continue your private talks and to share pertinent tweets, as well as planned Spaces, with your chat partners.

With the broader shift towards private messaging, and away from public posting in many contexts, Twitter has been working to update its DM options in line with usage trends, in order to encourage more chat engagement between users. Twitter also added DM username search earlier this year, and is reportedly working on the ability to search DMs by message text as well.

These new features bring more refinement, and while they will not fundamentally alter the way you interact with the app, they may be beneficial for companies in particular in terms of streamlining their direct messaging process.

The quick scroll and multi-tweet send options are now available on iOS, and the quick scroll and multi-tweet send options are also available on Android.