A new pinned conversations feature has been introduced by Twitter for its Direct Messages (DM) service on iOS, Android, and the Web, allowing users to pin chat conversations to the top of their inbox. Pinning conversations enable the frequently used conversations at the top of the chat list. Previously, this feature was a part of Twitter Blue; it was the company’s paid subscription service that grants exclusive access before they are rolled out to other users.
The micro blogging service revealed that users are now facilitated to pin up six conversations at once to prioritize their DM inbox on devices, as well as the Twitter for Web.
As per the report, the company has tested the feature and observed that pinning a conversation on one device will simultaneously bring it to the top on other devices. Pinning will move the chat to a separate section called Pinned conversations, whereas the others will remain unaffected.
Twitter will also permit its customers to pin a group chat, which promotes easy-to-find features with more than one user, especially if you have a very busy inbox. The chronicle order of chats for this menu has been retained by Twitter.
Pinned conversations are a new normal feature found across several popular messaging apps — WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Google’s Apple’s Messages apps, and Facebook Messenger. The microblogging service is the latest among these services to introduce the feature, and it comes shortly after it acquired Slack competitor Quill in December to help it improve its messaging tools.
Last year, Twitter came up with the Labs section to grant early access to Twitter Blue subscribers, permitting users to try out new features before they were rolled out to other users. Pinned conversations on iOS and longer uploads on the desktop were the prior two features to be tested as part of Twitter Blue Labs.