“Every day, people use Twitter to share what’s interesting,” writes Twitter product manager Sachin Agarwal. “And as you may have heard, now there’s a new way to do that, by sharing tweets privately using Direct Messages.”
The update means users can now share a tweet privately with any of their followers.
To do this from either the iOS or Android mobile apps, users simply long-press the tweet in their timeline and choose ‘Share via Direct Message.’
Sharing through twitter.com or TweetDeck is just as easy — tap the ‘••• More’ icon and select ‘hare via Direct Message.’
The recipient of the shared tweet will receive a push notification, and the tweet will display directly in the conversation.
To begin sharing tweets by direct message, go to twitter.com and download the Twitter app for iPhone or Android or go to TweetDeck for the Web, Chrome and Windows. Tweetdeck is coming soon to Mac.