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Ninja, Mr Beast and Myth demand Instagram add new feature

Published: 13/Feb/2020 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Top personalities across the esports and entertainment industries are demanding Instagram to add a new feature that would vastly improve their experience with the platform.

Taking to Twitter, Mixer star and legendary Fortnite player Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins voiced his displeasure with the amount of direct message spam he receives.

“It’s a joke that Instagram doesn’t have a verified tab or a way to separate verified DMs or message requests from regular spam,” he wrote to his five million followers after some late night brainstorming.

On Twitter, being verified puts a checkmark next to an account name. Verified users are often top personalities with large followings, and the checkmark confirms their identity to prevent fraud.

Others tended to agree with the Fortnite star. YouTuber Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson replied to the tweet, saying he agreed “1000000%.”

According to Mr Beast, he’s very frustrated that he has no idea when a verified account is trying to reach out to him.

100 Thieves content creator “Froste” also supported the idea, claiming that the best part about Twitter was not seeing DMs or mentions from “unverified heathens.”

Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani called the lack of direct message separation his “biggest frustration” with Instagram.

However, not everyone was in support of Ninja’s suggestion. Unverified user ‘Squillivm’ took issue with the claim that messages from non-verified people were “spam” and compared the idea to social class segregation.

Other users posted sarcastic replies such as “tough life you guys live” and “stop complaining, you could just use another app” – a shot at how Ninja ditched Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer.

Whether or not Instagram intends to add the feature remains up in the air, but it’s clear that many big names want to see something done to filter out what they consider to be spam messages.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.