Twitter allows users to share public Tweets privately over Direct Messages with native embedding

Twitter allows users to share public Tweets privately over Direct Messages with native embedding

Close on the heels of Twitter's last-week announcement that it will bring a number of improvements to its popular microblogging service - including enhancements to Direct Messages and video capabilities - in 2015, the company commenced the roll out of the promised new features on Thursday.

A new update released by Twitter to its apps as well as web clients allows users to share public Tweets in private conversations.

To share public Tweets privately over Direct Messages with native embedding, the users of Twitter's iOS and Android mobile apps have to long-press on a Tweet in their timeline; while those using the service's desktop version have to go to the 'More' menu.

Since the new update allows users to share a Tweet privately with any of their followers, the people with whom a tweet is shared will receive a push notification, with the Tweet being directly displayed in the conversation.

With regard to the availability of the Tweet sharing feature - via Direct Message Tweet embedding - on different platforms, Twitter said that the new feature is initially being made available for the official Twitter for iPhone and Android app; Twitter. com; and TweetDeck for Chrome, Windows, and the web. The feature will "soon" be rolled out to TweetDeck for Mac too.

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