Yes, you read it right. Now you can see when someone has read your direct message on Twitter. Sounds familiar, isn't it? We have seen such feature on Facebook Messenger & WhatsApp. In 2016, Twitter has introduced several features for its users. This clearly shows that Twitter is working real hard to sustain its users by providing new user experience.
On Sept 8, 2016 Twitter posted an update saying: New! Direct Messages are more dynamic than ever with read receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews.
If you don't want other users to know when you've seen their message, obviously you can disable it from settings. Disabling receipts will also keep you from seeing the check mark on your own sent messages. Apart from this, when you send or receive a link in a DM, a preview will automatically be created, allowing the participants to get a better idea of that specific link's content.
What are your views on these new features? Do let me know.