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Twitter’s DMs to get a series of upgrades

The “Direct Message” system of Twitter is set to get a number of improvements soon, the company announced. The improvements include the ability to send a tweet to up to 20 users in private chats, messages being grouped by day, less timestamp clutter, access to the add reaction button on a long-press of a message. Most changes will be rolled out on iOS soon, but Android users will have to wait a few more weeks.

Source: NDTV

Twitter suffers an outage, uses face issue with loading, DMs

Twitter faced an outage on Monday. Thousands of users reported problems in loading the app and the inability to send direct messages. Over 15,000 users reported problems with Twitter on the app outage tracking website Downdetector. The issue impacted the website, along with both Twitter’s iPhone and Android apps in the US, the UK, and few other parts of the world. In the US the outage was limited to the users along the east coast and parts of the Midwest.

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Twitter’s accepts Android security bug gave access to users direct messages

A security bug in Twitters Android app may lead the exposer of private direct messages to hackers. The microblogging site, however, claimed that the vulnerability was ever exploited. The bug had the potential to allow a malicious Android app running on the device to access user’s direct messages stored in the Twitter app by bypassing Android’s built-in data permissions. The bug, patched in Oct 2018, only worked on Android 8 (Oreo) and Android 9 (Pie).

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