Twitter’s Implementation Of Read Receipts Just Made Direct Messaging A Lot More Fun

Twitter's Implementation Of Read Receipts Just Made Direct Messaging A Lot More Fun

In the same way that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to a woman’s heart is through Read Receipts. Read Receipts have withstood the test of time as a tool of the trade. Used correctly, they can lead to a fruitful life of back-alley make-outs and uncomfortable mornings. Used incorrectly (or unknowingly), the fruits of your labor could spoil.

The same could be said about Twitter’s Direct Messages. Of course, no one really uses Twitter anymore. Using Twitter to communicate effectively is like expecting someone to respond to a BBM that you sent on your BlackBerry. It’s just nappenin’. But Direct Messages offer you a direct line to someone, so utilizing them can work better than your Tinders and your Bumbles.

Today, those worlds collide. Yes, Twitter is implementing Read Receipts on Direct Messages.

Finally, a way to see who the hell’s ignoring you (I’m looking at you Bachelorette JoJo), or who’s just using them as a way to slow play a conversation while simultaneously driving you absolutely fucking insane with thoughts of, “Why isn’t this person responding to me?”

Throwing a direct message someone’s way hoping it’ll stick is a tale as old as time, so things just got a lot more interesting when it comes to getting a little honey on your stinger by way of Twitter. Whether it’s good or bad, it’s all how you use ’em to your advantage.

Oh, but Twitter is offering an option to turn them off. You know, if you can’t stand the heat.

[via The Next Web]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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