Twitter has added read receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews to its Direct Messages, giving it chat functionality.
The more dynamic Twitter Direct Messages means you can clearly see who is reading and responding to your messages.
Twitter did not implement the updates yet, but is expected to roll out these features over the next few days.
The video below provides an overview of the new Twitter Direct Message functionality.
New! Direct Messages are more dynamic than ever with read receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews. pic.twitter.com/VEU92V5Gqj
— Twitter (@twitter) September 8, 2016