Twitter adds ‘Direct Message’ button to its iOS and Android apps

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New Delhi | Updated: Jun 01, 2016 11:12 AM

Twitter users on Tuesday got one big reason to cheer! The social networking service has added a direct message button to tweets, hence making it easier to share them privately.

twitterTwitter users on Tuesday got one big reason to cheer! The social networking service has added a direct message button to tweets, hence making it easier to share them privately.

Twitter users on Tuesday got one big reason to cheer! The social networking service has added a direct message button to tweets, hence making it easier to share them privately.

The Message button will be available today on Twitter for iOS and Android. Users of the app on iOS and Android will need to update their app to avail this feature.

“Now — in just a few taps — you can share unique Twitter content from your timeline right into your private conversation,” said Twitter.

“Every day, millions of people send Direct Messages to communicate privately with friends, family, experts, brands, and anyone else they find interesting on Twitter. In fact, we’ve seen the number of messages sent grow over 60% in 2015. And the number of Tweets shared privately has grown even faster, at 200% in just the second half of last year,” said Twitter in its official blogpost.

“This update is our next step towards making conversations richer in Direct Messages. Over time, we’ve added more ways to express yourself using GIFs, emojis, or really long private messages, helped you connect with a group of people, and made it easy to get customer service,” Twitter added.

(This story was originally published on April 5, 2016)

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