San Francisco: Microblogging platform Twitter has removed the ability to direct message another account directly from a profile page on Android and iOS apps, many users have reported.
The “DM” button, which usually appears next to the follow and notification buttons, disappeared without any replacement, 9To5Google reported.
This seems to be the situation for all Twitter accounts and is probably just a small bug.
It’s hard to tell if this was done on purpose by the platform given how the service is now run.
In the meantime, users can still send a direct message by searching for the desired account in the Messages tab, the report said.
Last week, Twitter boss Elon Musk announced that a more expensive subscription to the ad-free microblogging platform would be available in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Musk also announced that the next platform update will make it less mandatory for users to use the “For You” algorithmic timeline.