Twitter Rolls Out Tweet-Sharing Feature for Direct Messages

Social network revamps direct messages.

— -- It's been a big week of enhancements for Twitter users.

The social networking platform announced that private tweet sharing is now available to users, allowing them to flag a particular tweet they wish to share with a friend via direct message.

Take it for a spin on the Twitter iOS and Android apps by long pressing a tweet in your timeline that you'd like to send to a friend. Then choose "Share via Direct Message."

The functionality also works on the Twitter website and TweetDeck. Tap the "..." icon and then choose "Share via Direct Message."

The recipient will get a push alert and the tweet will be integrated into the existing private conversation.

Earlier this week, Twitter users were given access to search every public tweet, dating back to the company's launch in 2006.