With more and more people using Twitter’s DM (Direct Messages) feature as a chat service, the company is working to upgrade the experience.
We’re also making an update to the Twitter iPhone and Android apps that will allow you to access your entire DM history.
— Twitter Support (@Support) July 18, 2014
Access to your entire history is a great way to keep track of what you’ve said to friends and family without having to launch the social network’s site on your computer.
The company also tweeted that it was rolling out updates to make deleting DMs “more consistent across web and mobile.” In the tweet it linked to a support page about deleting and posting DMs. The page notes that the company is working on “back-end elements” of its messaging system.
While a new messaging app seems to appear everyday, Twitter is in a unique position with DMs. It already has a large user base and a messaging feature. Today’s announcement could be the start of making that feature more robust to compete with the latest chatting apps.