Twitter, while being a social media platform itself, stands out among the rest. This is not just because of the user-friendly app interface but also the diversity and versatility of the content it offers to its users. Users can share content and network with different people on Twitter, but its magnificence doesn’t end here: users also have the opportunity to learn about world affairs and be notified of trending news in real-time.
The platform provides so much more to its users than just an ordinary social media platform. It lets people find like-minded individuals and promote their businesses and communities as well.
Twitter has increasingly been seeing a rise in its usership and popularity. Its incredible features and ease of use are certainly to be credited for that. While Twitter is majorly known for tweets and retweets, people also use it to have conversations with others on the platform.
If you have had a long string of conversations with someone and want to access an older message, it can feel daunting to scroll up to that message manually; the same is true if you want to check out the first message ever sent in that conversation.
Hence, the question arises: is there a way you can see the first message on Twitter without having to scroll up manually? Fortunately for you, the answer to that question is Yes. There indeed is a way you can see older messages without having to scroll all the way up.
In this blog, we will determine how to see the first message in a conversation on Twitter without scrolling. Let’s get started!
How to See First Message on Twitter Without Scrolling?
Unlike many social media platforms, Twitter didn’t always have a feature with which you could search specific messages using keywords. Although recently, the platform has finally introduced a feature that lets you access older messages with just a keyword search.
Let’s get the hang of how you can search older messages or the first message ever sent in a Twitter DM without scrolling. Here’s a step-by-step guide to take you through the process in a simple and efficient manner.
Step 1: Open Twitter on your device and log in to your account with your credentials.
Step 2: At the bottom right of your screen, you will be able to see an envelope icon; click on it.
Doing so will take you to your message section displaying all your chats in one place.
Step 3: At the top of your screen, you will be able to see a search bar saying Search Direct Messages.
Tap on the search bar and write the keyword of the message you are looking for.
This will display all the messages in your inbox that contain the keyword you have just entered.
Step 4: Find the message you were seeking and tap it open.
It will take you straight to that message in your chat box.
Remember that this feature has its limitations too. With this keyword search, you wouldn’t be able to find really old messages, i.e., it only lets you search for messages sent or received in or after 2020.
There you go. With the abovementioned steps, you can easily search for older or the first messages in your Twitter inbox. The only catch is that you must know the keyword to search for that message.
If you don’t remember what your first message was, it can be tricky to look for it since you can’t search for it by entering a keyword. However, there is still one way you can look for your first message without remembering or knowing what it was.
Let’s explore another way through which you can search for the first message on your Twitter chats.
An alternate way to look for the first message on Twitter (without keyword search)
If you know the keyword for the message you are looking for on Twitter, then the steps mentioned above are the most convenient way to look for that message. However, in case you don’t know or remember it, exploring an alternative way to look for the message doesn’t hurt.
One way is definitely good old scrolling until you find that message, but since it can be very tiring in some cases, one can use apps that automatically do the scrolling for them. These apps are called Auto-scroll apps.
Let’s explore some of these apps and learn how you can use them.
Smart Scroll – Auto scroll
The first app on our list is Smart Scroll which is available for Android users on Google Play Store. With this app, you can set the speed as well as the direction of scrolling. Incredible, right?
You can search for messages from any year and enable smart notifications to get notified when the scroll is complete.
All you need to do to use it is download the app on your device and log in with Twitter. You can then go to your chats and click on Start Automatic Scrolling in the conversation which contains the intended message.
Web Tools – Auto-Scroll
This is an app for IOS users, and you can get it easily on the App Store. This incredible app lets you search not only for the first message in a conversation but also for the first tweet by any user and the oldest comment on any tweet.
You can set the speed of scrolling, and you can also search for a message by entering its date. We know, it’s amazing!
To use it, all you need to do is download the app on your device, log in with your Twitter, and enable auto-scrolling.
There you have it; these are two apps that you can use to conveniently go to your first messages without having to scroll up to them yourself. You can also use them when you don’t remember the message or its keywords.
These apps can also be used to see your or anyone’s first tweet on Twitter and even the oldest comments on a post.
If you are wondering whether Twitter will notify the other user if you search for messages in their chats or their oldest tweets and comments, the answer is No. Twitter won’t send any notifications to other users about the same. So, you can relax about that.
Can you delete messages on Twitter?
Now that we have learned how you can look for older messages on Twitter, it can be natural to wonder if you can delete them from your chats. You might want to do this if you find an embarrassing message or some information you no longer want the other person to possess.
However, unfortunately for you, Twitter doesn’t provide any features using which you can delete messages from your and the recipient’s side. Maybe Twitter will someday introduce a feature using which you will be able to delete messages, but that day hasn’t yet come.
Wrapping it up
Though long, the wait for Twitter’s Direct Message Search was certainly worth the wait. And if you know the right keywords, finding any message in your chats is pretty convenient.
Let’s wrap this discussion up by reviewing everything we have learned today. We began our discussion by determining if there is a feature on Twitter using which you can seek old messages, the answer to which is Yes.
We then explored the feature, which is the keyword search on Twitter that lets you access old messages, with a step-by-step guide. We also learned that this feature only goes back to messages sent and received in 2020.
Lastly, we explored some alternate ways and apps you can use to access your first messages on Twitter. We hope we were able to address all your queries and doubts about finding the first message on Twitter. If you have any more questions, drop them in the comments, and we will address them in our upcoming blogs.