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Direct Messages

Twitter testing 140-second long voice messages in DMs in India

The experiment will be rolled out in phases to the audiences, making India one of three countries to have access to the feature, alongside Brazil and Japan.

Instagram to block users who send hateful messages via DMs

Now, if someone continues to send violating messages, we'll disable their account. We'll also disable new accounts created to get around our messaging restrictions, and will continue to disable accounts we find that are created purely to send abusive messages

Twitter to soon begin testing voice DMs

Twitter hopes that voice tweeting will create a more human experience for listeners and storytellers alike.

Twitter apologizes for data breach involving business clients

The compromised data includes the business users' email addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of their credit card number.

Facebook, Messenger, Instagram up now after suffering outages

Facebook was yet to comment on the reasons behind the fresh outage.

Twitter, Mozilla Firefox in tug of war over users’ cached data

Twitter alleged that it has recently learned that the way Mozilla Firefox stores cached data may have resulted in non-public information being inadvertently stored in the browser's cache.

Twitter adds emoji reactions to Direct Message chats

It is similar to the functionality that Facebook added to Messenger back in 2017, which enables users to allocate an emoji response to each specific message

Twitter lets users sideline unwanted direct messages

Users who receive direct messages from people they don't follow on the platform will be able to have such missives automatically routed to a secondary folder.

Twitter to soon let users follow topics and also mute them

"Our desire is to be a little bit more ambitious about the level of change that we introduce into the product."

Instagram testing to hide ‘Like’ counts on posts

The step could help reduce competition-related hate on the app and encourage creators to post what feels most authentic rather than trying to rack up Likes for everyone to see.

Twitter retains deleted messages

Researcher finds bug in micro-blogging site that stores data from suspended and deactivated accounts

Instagram’s Direct Messages for web

Photo-sharing platform is internally working on the reverse-engineering update

Twitter bug may have sent users’ DMs to unknown developers

The bug ran from May 2017 and within hours of discovering it on September 10, Twitter said it fixed the bug to prevent data from being unintentionally sent to the incorrect developer.

Donald Trump Jr. releases exchanges with WikiLeaks from 2016

Trump Jr. responded to two of the messages initiated by WikiLeaks, the one sent on September 21, 2016, and then again on October 3, 2016.

Twitter now filters Direct Messages from unknown followers

DMs from people you do not know will be contained in "Requests" in the new Messages tab inbox in Twitter on iOS, Android and will soon be available on

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