Tumblr is currently experimenting with a new design refresh for the direct messaging conversation window on web. The new design includes a number of changes, including:
- A new, more compact layout that makes it easier to see your messages and to reply to them.
- A new “Typing Indicator” that shows you when the other person is typing a message.
- A new “Read Receipts” feature that lets you know when the other person has seen your messages.
- A new “Sticky Messages” feature that lets you pin important messages to the top of the conversation.
The new design is still in the experimental stage, so it’s not yet available to everyone. However, if you’re interested in trying it out, you can enable it by going to your settings and checking the box next to “Enable New DM Design.”
The new design is a great improvement over the old one. It’s much more user-friendly and it includes some really helpful features, like the Typing Indicator and the Read Receipts. Definitely looking forward to seeing it rolled out to everyone.