Twitter has been working to improve the Direct Message feature and today it has introduced a change that brings an easier way for users to share tweets privately. Starting today users will notice something new on tweets, it’s a Message button, the button allows users to easily share a tweet via Direct Message and “spark” a private conversation.
As someone who often shares tweets privately with friends over Direct Message, I will say that this is a much easier way of getting it done instead of having to copy and paste links to the tweet. It saves time and makes the experience more seamless, so good on you, Twitter.
Twitter mentions that millions of people use Direct Messages to communicate privately and that it saw the number of messages grow 60 percent last year. The number of tweets shared privately has grown at 200 percent in just the second half of the previous year.
The microblogging network has been taking steps to make conversations richer in Direct Messages. Even though it’s religiously sticking to the 140-character limit for tweets, it removed the character limit from Direct Messages in August last year enabling users to send detailed messages without having to worry about committing crimes against grammar. The Message button is rolling out today on Twitter for iOS and Android.