NEW DELHI: Microblogging website Twitter has introduced a new interface for its direct messages on the web. The new interface will enable users to send and receive DMs without having to leave the timeline.
Presently, users have to open a separate section on Twitter’s website to look at their DMs and now they will be able to access them from a pop-up window placed on the bottom right of their timeline. The new interface unveiled by Twitter looks similar to what Facebook and LinkedIn offer for their DMs. The company took shared a video on Twitter explaining about the new feature. The company tweeted, “Slide into those DMs without clicking away from your timeline. Rolling out on web.”

Recently, Twitter witnessed a cyber attack in which Twitter accounts of big names and companies were hacked. As per various online reports, a bitcoin-related cyber scam was the origin of the hack, and the account of Apple, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, were among others that were hacked.
As reported by The Verge, the ‘scam’ first came to light when a tweet was sent out from Musk’s account. The tweet read, “I‘m feeling generous because of Covid-19. I’ll double any BTC payment sent to my BTC address for the next hour. Good luck, and stay safe out there!” A bitcoin address was also mentioned in the tweet, which was soon deleted.
Twitter confirmed the hack in a tweet posted by the official Twitter Support account. “We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly,” said the company in a tweet.



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