I’ve been messing with the new DM feature and have a few concerns with how it works.
An interesting fact about the TOS reminder is that it’s not a “system message,” but actually sent from byte’s official account. This raises a few questions:
- Can that account read every message sent through the app or does it only have permission to write to conversations?
- Can other accounts “inject” themselves into a conversation like that through unofficial clients? Or can only byte do this?
When an adult messages a minor, the byte account sends a message saying something like: “Just letting you know that you are talking with a minor”
- This is pretty innocent by itself, except that the minor also sees this message when talking to an adult. It’s pretty misleading and could convince a minor that they’re talking to another minor when that’s not the case.
- Also, why isn’t the birthdate being acquired through Google? It’s harder to lie about your age when you’re never asked for it.