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Twitter CEO Elon Musk suggested on Monday that users could soon see changes to features in the platform’s direct messages and group chats.
A Twitter user posted a poll early Monday morning asking if Musk should “add the ability to hold and reply to a specific message in DMs and group chats? And @ mention someone in groups?”
Musk simply replied, “Yes,” to the tweet.
Nearly 8,500 users voted in the poll as of 4 a.m. ET, with 83.1% of respondents supporting the idea and 16.9% saying Twitter should keep existing features related to direct messaging.
According to Twitter, only paid subscribers can use text for two-factor authentication
Twitter CEO Elon Musk suggested on Monday that users could soon see changes to features in the platform’s direct messages. (Getty Images/iStock/Getty Images)
The ability to reply to specific messages already exists on other platforms, including iMessage, Slack, and GroupMe. The ability to mention someone’s username in a group is a feature of Slack and GroupMe.
This comes after a series of changes have been made to Twitter since Musk bought the platform for $44 billion last year.
Last week, the platform announced that starting March 20, only paying Twitter Blue subscribers will be allowed to use text messages as a two-factor authentication method to secure their accounts. Other accounts can still use an authenticator app or security key.
The ability to reply to specific messages and mention someone’s username in a group chat already exists on other platforms. (Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Other changes to the platform since Musk’s acquisition include a verification badge and the ability to edit tweets for Twitter Blue subscribers. Twitter is also increasing the character limit from 280 characters to 4,000.
In December, Twitter first published a new policy prohibiting users from promoting their accounts on other social media platforms. But the controversial policy was reversed after fierce backlash.
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There have been a few changes to Twitter since Elon Musk bought the platform for $44 billion last year. (David Odisho/Getty Images/Getty Images)
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A Twitter poll Musk shared from his account in December asked users whether he should step down as Twitter’s chief executive, with 57.5% of respondents voting in favour.
Musk confirmed at the world government summit in Dubai last week that he would step down and elect a new CEO later this year. Musk would continue to own Twitter.