Twitter has been looking for ways to improve DMs and now the company is planning to launch an updated DM experience in May. The key focus seems to be the updated message search capacity. Now you can search in your DMs, but only by username.
Soul searching? Hard. DM searching? Easy! Go ahead and try out the new DM search bar. We’re testing it out on iOS and web with your most recent DMs. pic.twitter.com/vwGlBjz4B5
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 14, 2019
Twitter also tested with more advanced search features in the past, like searching in a particular DM thread for the links and media files.
NEW! Twitter is testing a ‘Shared Content’ feature in DMs to help you find all the tweets, media, and links exchanged in a conversation
…A bit like WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/iXH0RqDU4h
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) September 25, 2019
The ability to search by message could be a huge advancement. There is no such information on what will be updated but we can expect changes coming to DMs soon.