Twitter rolled out a new feature that allows users to select almost any emoji to respond to a direct message in a conversation. Previously, the company allowed you to only respond to the last DM with just a select set of emojis.
Elon Musk tweeted that the feature will be rolled out with the latest app update. This puts Twitter on par with other messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram that already have the emoji reaction feature.
Additionally, Musk said that Twitter will release the first version of encrypted DMs on Wednesday. However, he did not say whether there is an indicator that users can use to tell if their chats are protected by end-to-end encryption.
Musk has been trying to end-to-end encryption of Twitter DMs for a while. Last November he did Posted that the goal for DMs is to “beat the signal”.
When it comes to the schedule, Musk doesn’t have the best track record. In March, he tweeted that the company intends to roll out encrypted DMs by the end of the month. But here we are in May. It won’t come as a surprise if end-to-end encryption protection for DMs isn’t rolled out on Wednesday.
The Tesla CEO also mentioned in his post that the company will soon introduce the ability to voice and voice calls on Twitter. All of these features are likely part of Musk’s plan to make Twitter an “everything app.”