Twitter is rolling out upgrades to its messaging service on Android and iOS. The messaging service, “Direct Messages” is bundled with the micro blogging experience in the Twitter App. The company announced the developments via a tweet, highlighting read receipts, typing indicator and detailed preview for links.
This is a far-cry from a time when external links were banned in DMs. The new features are being rolled out in a staged rollout so it may be a while before everyone receives the update. We received the update on our Twitter client for Android which detailed the features.