Twitter Adds Photos to DMs via Mobile Apps

Twitter made several updates to its apps late Tuesday, including the ability to send photos via direct message.

It’s the first time that users will be able to send photos via DM, adding a new level of interaction for Twitter fans. Twitter also added a new tab to find those direct messages right away.

Twitter’s Jeremy Gordon, senior director of product engineering, blogged the news Tuesday night:

Every day, people come to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and talk about it. Today, we’re updating our mobile apps to make this even easier.

The 140-character social network added several other new features, too. You can now just swipe from your main timeline to the “Discover,” or search, timeline and back again. And now you’ll find “Messages” along the bottom tab bar for easy access. The “Notifications” tab also offers new filters under the settings icon to allow app users to select who they want to see notifications from: all people, filtered, people you follow or verified.

The updates were available for both iOS and Android with some variations.