Twitter DMs and group chats will have changes under the Elon Musk administration .
Twitter CEO Elon Musk suggested on Monday that users could soon see changes to the platform’s direct messaging and group chat features.
A Twitter user posted a poll Monday morning asking if Musk should “add the ability to hold and reply to a specific message in dm’s and group chats and @ to mention someone in groups?”
Musk simply responded to the tweet by saying, “Yes.”
Should Elon Musk add the ability to hold down and reply to a specific message in dm’s and group chats? And @ mention someone in groups?
— Prof. TroonyToons 🦖♀️ (@troonytoons) February 20, 2023
For Elon Musk , the surveys are his meter to know the acceptance of the public before possible changes in the platform.
Nearly 8,500 users voted in the poll, with 83.1% of respondents supporting the idea and 16.9% saying that Twitter should keep existing features regarding direct messages.
The option to reply to specific messages already exists on other platforms, including iMessage, Slack, and GroupMe. The ability to mention someone’s username in a group is a feature of Slack and GroupMe.
This comes after a number of changes have been made to Twitter since Musk bought the platform last year for $44 billion.
Last week, the platform announced that only paid Twitter Blue subscribers would be able to use text messages as a two-factor authentication method to protect their accounts starting March 20 . Other accounts will still be able to use an authenticator app or security key.
Other changes to the platform since Musk took over include a verification badge and the ability to edit tweets for Twitter Blue subscribers. Twitter is also increasing the character limit from 280 characters to 4,000 .