Twitter just Made Privately Sharing Tweets Easier


Social media is probably one of the most important technological updates for our generation. The way we can communicate and stay in touch nowadays has never before been even conceived. Not even the great sci-fi masters like Ray Bradbury, Phillip K. Dick or even Gene Roddenberry, who predicted so many things about our society, could think of social media.

So seeing as it’s such a big deal, both for users and for suppliers, it’s only natural that things get competitive. And as you may know, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are some of the most popular social media platforms, at least for non-professional use (LinkedIn is also quite popular).

And since most of these apps (all of the ones mentioned above) also have mobile apps for improved accessibility, convenience is the factor that will get them the most users. Along the same lines, sharing the content found on these platforms, content created by other users, is one of the most frequent practices when comes to social media.

That’s all well and good, but some companies haven’t yet realized the part about convenience. Facebook quickly understood things, implementing a way to privately share that content, as did other, minor apps that are still quite popular, like Imgur, but others didn’t… yet.

After discovering how important quick content sharing actually is, Twitter just made privately sharing tweets easier. And as expected, it immediately caught on. Up until now, if you wanted to share a tweet, you had to copy the link and then paste in the private message window, something that can be quite a bother.

And for our increasingly comfortable generation, that’s the opposite of what we want. Now, sharing a tweet can be done in just three taps of the screen. It’s so easy, in fact, that I’m going to explain it to you right here and it won’t take more than a paragraph. But you probably already know the process from other similar apps.

When seeing a tweet you’d like to share, you have to tap on the small envelope button located to the right of the heart. Then, you tap the person or group of people to which you want to share the image. There is just one more step left, and you already know what it is – confirming the private message.

So far, the option is only available for Android and iOS, as Twitter apparently really knows how most of its user base goes about it, but it will most likely come to the browser version of the platform soon enough. Who do you think will implement this next? Instagram? Pinterest? Share your thoughts with us below.

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