It’s now much easier to share public tweets via DMs on Twitter

By Rex Santus


Today in features you may not have known you wanted: Twitter is letting you directly share public tweets through its private direct messaging system.

If you copy and paste a tweet’s URL into a direct message (DM), it will embed itself in the message for easier viewing. You can also hit the “” icon under a tweet and select “Share via Direct Message.”


Previously, if you tried to paste the URL of a tweet into a DM, it would show up as a link. Though the new feature isn’t a huge development, it saves you a click when privately sharing something in your Twitter feed; the update works on Twitter’s web client, iOS and Android apps, and …

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