Twitter just launched a direct message search feature for all users with iOS devices. With this, iOS users can search their DMs for long lost message threads. Sorry, Android fans. This feature is only available to people who use iOS devices like iPhones, Macs and iPads.
The social media company announced that the feature will take effect from 1st October 2019.
Get your search on. DM search is rolling out to everyone on iOS today.
— Twitter (@Twitter) October 1, 2019
The feature has long been a top request for avid Twitter users. However, it first entered into testing last month when Twitter said it would only work with your “most recent DMs.” It also doesn’t let you search the content of messages. Instead, you have to type in the names of people or groups.
Still, it’s better than nothing. The Twitter search feature for iOS users appears to work both for recent DMs and older messages, too. Initial searches will mine your most recent exchanges and then a second prompt for “search older messages” will pull up old logs from years back. However, it’s not clear how far back Twitter considers “recent”.
But again, you’ll have to know the name of the person you’re looking for. Hopefully, down the line, Twitter will put in the investment to make real text search a working feature.
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