Twitter adds button to share tweets in direct messages
SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter on Tuesday added a button that lets people easily share ‘tweets’ in direct messages. The move came as an acknowledgement of the appeal of one-to-one connections to users of the popular one-to-many messaging service, and as Twitter worked to ramp use of its platform.
Millions of direct messages are sent daily at Twitter, and the number of tweets shared privately tripled in the second half of last year, according to product manager Somas Thyagaraja.
“With all this interest, we’ve also heard from many of you that it could be easier to share a Tweet using Direct Message,” Thyagaraja said.
“So now — in just a few taps — you can share unique Twitter content from your timeline right into your private conversation.”