Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages. Twitter says it is adding the button due to user feedback. Users have always been able to share public tweets privately via direct messages, but it previously took more effort. Now, users can tap the new button and send right from the tweet in question. The update will hit Android and iOS devices starting today.
Twitter Unravels Thread Feature
Twitter today made it easier to publish tweet storms, or threads. The use of threads, a way to string together a series of tweets to tell a longer story, has risen in popularity over the last few years.
Instagram Boosts Appeal of Direct Messages with Threaded Convos
Instagram today improved the private messaging features of its Android and iOS apps through an update. To start, messages between individuals and groups are now threaded, rather than separate.
Twitter Adding Support for Video and Group DMs
Twitter will update its mobile applications this week with the ability to embed video clips in posts and to send direct messages to several people at once. Users will be able to record videos from within the Twitter app directly and even piece together multiple segments — similar to how the Twitter-owned Vine application works.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Twitter Intros GIF Search
Twitter today said users can now search for and easily share GIFs thanks to a new tool to be added to the Android and iOS apps, and Twitter.com. The search tool will appear when users compose tweets or direct messages, allowing them to browse the GIF library by category or search using keywords.