Back-channel discussion options of Twitter have been enhanced so that users can now use direct messaging to share as well as discuss tweets.
People will now be able to exchange copies of tweets and give comments on them privately without attracting the public eye. While this is not a major change, this move is excellent for making the system more compact and tightened, which Twitter executives agreed was lacking.
The CEO of the social media major indicated last week that enhancements to private messaging were in the pipeline. This current change is one of the first to be made. Just a few days back this week, Twitter had removed a bug that was preventing people from sharing URLs in the DMs.
This current update is present on Twitter.com now and following updates from the app stores, on the Android and iOS apps. This update is also live on TweetDeck for web, Windows as well as Chrome. The update will also soon be available to Mac users.
On mobile apps, the feature can be accessed by users through long-pressing a tweet within the timeline and selecting “Share via Direct Message.” On Twitter. com and TweetDeck, users can tap the “ ••• More” icon and choose “Share via Direct Message.”
Those who are recipients of shared tweets via direct messaging can get normal DM push notification and view the tweet in the conversation directly.
More can be read about this change on the the official Twitter blog.