Twitter for iPhone rolls out sharing tweets through Direct Messages

BY Evan Selleck

Published 20 Nov 2014

image Twitter for iPhone

Earlier in November, Twitter teased a series of new features headed to both its mobile apps, as well as its desktop presence.

Now, the first wave of those new additions has hit the social networking service. On Thursday, November 20, Twitter officially announced via its blog that the company has rolled out the ability to share tweets directly through the service’s Direct Messages. With the update, the ability to share messages is as easy as long-pressing on a tweet you want to share, and then select the “Share via Direct Message” that pops up immediately after that.

With today’s update you’ll be able to share a Tweet privately with any of your followers. To do this from either the iOS or Android mobile apps, long-press the Tweet in your timeline and choose “Share via Direct Message.” On and TweetDeck, tap the “••• More” icon and select “Share via Direct Message.” The person you share a Tweet with will get a push notification, and the Tweet will display directly in the conversation.

image Twitter for iPhone shared messages

The update to the app is available today, and the app is still free within the App Store. A link to the service is below.

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  • Available in the App Store: Free
  • Size: 20.2 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later
  • [via Twitter]