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Twitter rolls out another update for its microblogging platform that now allows users to search for specific messages in the direct message (DM) feature. Before this, users can only search users and groups in the DMs.

Last year, Twitter introduced the search bar for DMs for its Android app and had mentioned the ability to let users search for specific content in the DMs. Twitter’s DM search feature was introduced for the iOS app two years prior to the Android app.

Through a tweet, Twitter announces that users will now be able to search for specific keywords and names in their inbox using the search bar. Twitter will show three options — People, Groups, and Messages — when users search in the DMs. Users can now search for specific messages using the new feature.

Twitter is expanding DM searches Feature

This will help you find the exact conversation you’re looking for. Type in a keyword or name, pick the “Messages” tab and you’ll see any relevant messages, including older ones. The company doesn’t mention which platforms will support this feature.

Twitter introduced DM searches in 2019 when they became available to iOS app users. The feature didn’t come to Android until 2021, but Twitter delivered an upgraded version that allowed searches of your full history rather than just recent threads.

Earlier this week, Twitter announces that users on iOS will now be able to capture GIFs from the in-app camera. Users can share GIFs by clicking on the new tweet button, tapping the photo icon, then the camera icon, making sure to select the GIF mode, and then pressing and holding the record button. At the moment, there doesn’t seem to be an option to share the GIFs off the platform. Twitter only allows users to share a link to the GIF, signifying that there is no option to save the GIF on a computer or a smartphone.

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