Instagram has announced new tools to effectively stop harassment on its platform, including a keyword-based tool to filter out offensive direct messages and a preemptive blocking option.
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Slack has announced a handful of new capabilities for Slack Connect, which lets you communicate with people outside your organization. Now, you can send DMs to anyone from another company.
Following racist attacks on UK footballers, Instagram will now impose tougher penalties on people who send abusive messages in DMs and expand how users control their experience on the platform.
The EFF has said that the recent Twitter breach further highlights the need for direct messages to be end-to-end encrypted. The firm, two years ago, told Senator Wyden it would add the feature.
Twitter now allows you to open your Direct Messages from a pop-up window at the bottom of your screen, similar to the Facebook experience. The new interface is rolling out to its web version.
Instagram's Direct Messages feature is now available for all users on the web after being in testing with a small group. The change to the web app means that it applies to the Windows 10 app as well.
Similar to fellow popular social media platform Facebook, Twitter has decided to hop on to the emoji reaction-train and introduced the feature to its DMs on smartphones and desktops.
Instagram is bringing the ability to send direct messages to other users to the desktop version of its website. The company has previously announced its web app would be coming to the Microsoft Store.
Twitter has started building search functionality for Direct Messages, allowing you to search past DMs for people or groups; searching by message content is not possible at the moment.
A security researcher claims that Twitter has been keeping copies of deleted direct messages for many years, including both DMs you and your recipient have removed and those from deactivated accounts.
Twitter is on a roll with new features today. Users can now begin recording and sharing video through Twitter. The update will begin rolling out on Android and iOS starting today.
Twitter was recently sued for reputedly spying on personal messages sent. The company was accused of altering hyperlinks sent, which was seen as a way to provide more advertising data.