One of the leading social media platforms Twitter has brought in some new features or filtering tools for direct messages on its platform. The platform has launched a fresh feature where the users will be able to filter and ignore the unwanted messages.
The platform will now have two separate sections that are ‘Inbox’ and ‘Requests’ through which the people will get to know which messages are of their use. The Inbox section will have messages from users you follow, while the Requests section will include messages from people you don’t. Twitter has stated that the requests can be filtered to make it easier for users to see only the wanted messages.
When the user receives a message from a person you don’t follow, the message will be directed to the Requests section. Twitter will then ask the user to select between Delete and Accept messages from that tab. Once you accept the message, you will be allowed to interact with the particular user, and the message will automatically move to the Inbox tab.
Are your Direct Messages open, to chat privately with anyone? If so, you’ll see two sections: Inbox, with messages from people you follow; and Requests, for messages from people you don’t follow.
Requests are now filtered, so it’s easier to see those useful messages. pic.twitter.com/qE76m1rhqg
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 22, 2018
Along with this, even if the user reads the messages in the Requests tab, the person won’t know that his text has been read until the message request is accepted. Meanwhile, deleting the message in the Requests section will remove it from the tab. It is also worth noting that deleting a message will not prevent the same user from sending you more direct messages.
Also, the platform has come up with another feature as an on-or-off toggle. By default, Twitter will filter ‘lower-quality’ requests from the Requests section of your inbox. When it is enabled, the quality filter for message requests hides conversation requests that Twitter thinks may be of lower quality.
Also, the filtered requests could not be seen in the Requests section of your inbox and you will not receive a notification about these requests. If the user to disables the quality filter, older conversation requests, which were previously hidden could be seen in the Requests section in addition to new and incoming requests.
However, it must be noted that these new features are only available on the latest Twitter update for Android and iOS devices.