October 26, 2020

Twitter is bringing Tapbacks to direct messages

Twitter is bringing Tapbacks to direct messages

I regret to inform you that Tapbacks have come to Twitter DMs. That’s right: The worst part of texting is now in your Twitter inbox, too.

It looks like Twitter is calling it “reactions,” but the new feature, which is starting to roll out to Twitter users now, essentially works the same way as iMessage’s infamous Tapbacks. Instead of responding to a DM with, you know, words, you can append an emoji “reaction” to the message.

The official @Twitter account teased the feature as it started to roll out, sharing the string of emoji that will be available once the feature is live.

sliding into your DMs like ? ? ? ❤️ ? ? ?

— Twitter (@Twitter) …

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