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Twitter Unveils Plans for Private Messaging

Twitter Inc is bearing in mind developing additional cellular functions beyond its core messaging carrier and ways of creating it more uncomplicated for learners to use its carrier, because it vies with facebook Inc and different social media for smartphone customers.

Shares of Twitter had been up more than 6 percent at $42.14 in midday buying and selling on Wednesday following the comments, in San Francisco at the firm’s first monetary analyst day.

Chief govt Dick Costolo said Twitter additionally deliberate to hurry up the percent of changes to its product and to add extra features to its private messaging provider.

Twitter Unveils Plans for Private Messaging, New Users and Standalone Apps

“I strongly imagine personal messaging virality is necessary to our long term increase,” Costolo said, a reference to when on-line content goes viral or is popularly shared. He referred to that one of the new non-public messaging options could be offered within the present quarter.

Executives said the company wanted to do a greater job serving to new users understand how to use the carrier. An upcoming “immediate timeline” will quick present new users with content material without requiring them to search Twitter for particular person users to apply.

Twitter, whose main carrier permits customers to broadcast a hundred and forty-character messages, appeared to be taking a web page from rival facebook, which in recent years has taken the manner of making individual apps centered on information, for instance, and likewise recently beefed up its private messaging.

Twitter has been attempting to find tips on how to arrest dwindling consumer engagement and pressure boom. It at the moment counts 284 million customers, compared with Facebook’s 1.three billion.

In October, Twitter pronounced that timeline views per consumer, a key measure of engagement, slid 7 % globally within the 0.33 quarter.