The feature will be an “enhanced version” of the existing search feature and will allow users to search through their entire DM history, not recent messages. The company is also working on the ability to search the content of messages rather than just the sender. That update is coming “later this year”.
We’ve brought a DM search bar to Android and an improved version that lets you search all your old Convo, not just the latest ones.
Waiting for the option to search your DMs for message content? We’re working on releasing it later this year! https://t.co/wAQxSokJt6
– Twitter support (সমর্থ Twitter support) May 13, 2021
These may sound like relatively minor updates, but the inability to search direct messages efficiently has long been a pain in the ass for anyone who has been using this feature heavily for months. Don’t be willing to. But with the new search bar, searching for Twitter DMs will hopefully be like any messaging app.
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