It looks like Twitter could be considering the idea of competing with instant messaging services offered by the likes of Google, Microsoft, Facebook and of course WhatsApp, Viber etc.
According to a recent report from AllThingsD “the company plans to significantly update its direct-messaging product in the near future.”
Part of this has to do with Twitter rolling out the ability to receive direct messages from any follower, regardless of whether you are following them or not. This particular feature was in closed beta testing, but has just started rolling out in a limited capacity.
But the other part stems with Twitter looking to released a standalone messaging app:
Twitter has kicked around the idea of launching a standalone direct-messaging application separate from the Twitter app, according to three people familiar with the matter. It is unclear, however, what form the final revamp of direct messages will take.
Of course nothing was confirmed by Twitter, but it definitely seems like something the company would do and I could see a lot of people using it.
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