Twitter has made several changes to direct messages in recent times like removing the 140-character limit, allowing users to chat with strangers, adding the ability to send URLs and create groups and many more. The only major thing missing is a standalone direct messaging app, but even that gap has been filled now, although not by Twitter.
A standalone direct messaging Twitter app
So far, there is no information about whether Twitter is working on its own standalone direct messaging app or not, but some third-party developers are making an attempt at it. A developer has introduced an unofficial Twitter app called Direct Messenger, which serves just one purpose: exchanging messages between two users, says a report from TechCrunch.
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Twitter users need to link this app with their accounts, after which they will be able to see a list of the direct messages they exchanged with others previously on the home screen. The app pulls out a list of followers by clicking on the compose button. Then the user must choose from several ways of communicating with followers. The users can include text, emoji, images, location and other elements. in their message. There is also a button to bring up a cute animated heart that floats all over the screen, says the report.