Twitter update rolling out with fix for broken direct messages

A fresh update for the Twitter app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile is now rolling out, and it brings along a fix for a rather frustrating issue with direct messages (DMs). If you've been unable to send a DM through the Twitter app recently, this update should fix that.

Twitter - Broken DMs

For a bit of background, DMs in the Twitter app for Windows seemed to break recently, preventing many users from sending messages in the app. There was no clear reason for the problem, nor was it clear how many people were affected. Still, it was pretty frustrating for anyone who does most of their Twittering from the Windows app.

We've seen the update land on both Mobile and PC, knocking the app up from version 5.5.1 to 5.6.1. It may still be gradually rolling out, but you should be able to grab the latest version from the Windows Store now.

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  • Got it this morning. Had no problems with DM. What Twitter keeps forgetting to give to us is location. Miss that...☹
  • I have like 2 months with the "moments" section not showing anything. Anyone knows how to fix it?
  • What country are you physically located?  I have a guess that if your device settings are on US region, but your in india (for example)  then you don't have moments.   I think same if you go to , you won't be able to see moments.
  • Im in US, and my device settings are for US too. Moments worked fine months ago, but suddenly stops showing anything. This happens on Tablet, PC and Mobile apps.
  • I'm in Brazil, devices set to US region. Moments works nicely for me including local content. Moments weren't available on my Android device for a few weeks. Maybe the issue is on Twitter end?
  • Any fix for Moments?
  • I thought i was the only one experiencing this - don't think there was a single feedback thread when i posted.
  • It be nice if notifications worked too Twitter. I get nothing since W10M was originally released.
  • my notifications are working fine W10M release preview
  • Which ones? Do you see that option when tapping on the settings weel from a specific account to warn you when a tweet is send?
  • I don't see any option to turn on notifications in the first place.
  • I'm talking about tweet notifications.
  • And notifications? The most important forgotten functionality? Well?
  • Twitter discontinued moment and replaces with explore.
  • Any way to get rid of the smiley icon on the title bar of the Twitter app? It looks ugly!!!
  • The update includes an update to the trends section. If you search a hashtag or account you can see latest tweets,top tweets,people and photos like android app
  • I just want the Live tile to work again.
  • Twitter on Lumia 1020 with WP8.1 is a nightmare. You can't see images in timeline. Quoting other's tweet is impossible!