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Twitter has bolstered its search feature for direct messages so that users can now search their inbox using keywords and names to find the specific message they are looking for.
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The DM search bar isn't new, but previously it only allowed you to find the name of a person or a group chat in your inbox. The latest development means you can now refine searches to find particular content in your messages.

The feature addition works in the iOS app when using the search bar at the top of your messages. Keywords can be used to look for content, and results can be also be filtered to return people, groups, or messages that match them. The function is also available to some users of Twitter on the web.

As noted by The Verge, the improved search can surface fairly old messages, but it doesn't seem to be totally comprehensive, with messages more than three years old not appearing in some results.

Earlier this week, Twitter introduced a new camera feature in its official iOS app that allows users to create their own animated GIFs for posting to the social media platform.

Article Link: Twitter's DM Search Bar Now Lets You Search the Content of Messages
 

alexe

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I'm always amazed when these huge social media companies release minuscule features and it's somehow a big deal.

You can now search your Twitter DMs for keywords! Wooooww! That must have been a huge feat for Twitter's >1000-strong engineering team. And it's not at all a basic feature that you would expect from any messaging service from day one!

And you can now display posts in chronological order on Instagram! Geeeeeenius! That must have been years of research and internal debate over at Instagram.

A few years back Facebook expanded its thumbs-up reaction to not six, but SEVEN different reaction options! Consider my mind blown! Imagine how many thousands of collective hours went into this groundbreaking feature!

I really wonder what those product and engineering teams are doing all day.

You have huge teams sitting there, hundreds of product people and engineers, doing nothing all day but think how to make their platform better, and all that comes from it are minuscule changes every few years. And somehow that's still a huge event every time.
 
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jonnysods

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I'm always amazed when these huge social media companies release minuscule features and it's somehow a big deal.

You can now search your Twitter DMs for keywords! Wooooww! That must have been a huge feat for Twitter's >1000-strong engineering team. And it's not at all a basic feature that you would expect from any messaging service from day one!

And you can now display posts in chronological order on Instagram! Geeeeeenius! That must have been years of research and internal debate over at Instagram.

A few years back Facebook expanded its thumbs-up reaction to not six, but SEVEN different reaction options! Consider my mind blown! Imagine how many thousands of collective hours went into this groundbreaking feature!

I really wonder what those product and engineering teams are doing all day.

You have huge teams sitting there, hundreds of product people and engineers, doing nothing all day but think how to make their platform better, and all that comes from it are minuscule changes every few years. And somehow that's still a huge event every time.
I wish Apple would make Messages a little easier to search!
 
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