Twitter makes it easier to share tweets privately with new button on iOS and Android

While nowhere near as big as this morning’s news that Twitter will live stream the NFL’s Thursday Night Football, the company is announcing another change to its service today aimed at increasing the functionality and usage of its Direct Message (private messaging) feature. Starting today, the company is adding a new “Message” button to tweets on iOS and Android that will allow users to more easily take a public conversation private.

That is, when you click this button, you’ll be able to share the tweet via Direct Message (DM) right from your Twitter Timeline.

To be clear, the ability to share tweets privately is not new.

In fact, this feature was first introduced in late 2014 with support for desktop and mobile. Even at that time, the option wasn’t something Twitter users were exactly clamoring for — it served more as a nice addition, if anything. But Twitter now sees a need to promote this type of interaction — the transition from public conversations to…

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: Twitter makes it easier to share tweets privately with new button on iOS and Android

 



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