On May 14, the microblogging platform announced on its official handle that the latest update includes a search bar at the top of the DM page. Users will quickly search for old conversations by typing the intended person’s or group’s name.
We’ve brought the DM search bar to Android and are rolling out an improved version that lets you search for all of your old convos, not just the most recent ones.
Waiting for the option to search your DMs for message content? We’re working on releasing that later this year! https://t.co/wAQxSokJt6
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 13, 2021
The DM search bar will be helpful for users; with it, they will be able to find older conversations and even the actual words you typed in those conversations sometime “later this year.”
Twitter would add the ability to search your direct messages for message content the following year. The company did not provide a launch date confirmation.
In October of 2019, the company released the DM search bar for iOS devices. The microblogging platform announced that it tested voice messages in direct messages (DMs) up to 140 seconds in length.