You Can Now Send And View Images In Direct Messages On Twitter

Twitter’s direct message (DM) system has always been a little bit, well, rubbish – it has few features and also a strange 160-character limit that confuses a lot of newcomers.

Good news! As of yesterday the platform has had a small upgrade, as you can now… wait for it… send and view photos within DMs.

But hold on. You can send and view photos in DMs through Twitter’s mobile apps on iPhone and Android, but you can only view photos in DMs on You know, that have been sent from one of the mobile apps.

I mean… what? Does that make sense to anyone else? Sending private photos is hardly a mobile-specific feature, so surely it should be something that works on as well? You know, that place that’s the very hub of Twitter. Sure, we all tend to store a lot of images on our phones, but I’m not sure that means that needs to be excluded from the feature. Maybe this is an early sign that Twitter is moving away from where it all began?

No word yet on whether this is rolling out to third party apps like Tweetbot and HootSuite, but you can download the updated Twitter for iPhone and Android apps now.

(Source: Twitter Blog. Message app image via Shutterstock.)

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