Twitter wants make it easier for users to ping each other privately instead of publicly, AllThingsD reports. Although details are scarce, the microblogging service could reportedly launch an expanded private-messaging feature that would bring it more directly into competition with texting services offered by carriers and apps such as WhatsApp and KakaoTalk.

Coincidentally (or not), Twitter has made recent changes to its direct messaging feature that make it easier for users to send and receive private messages on its network. 

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