How to Share Tweets Privately

Twitter has introduced a new feature called Share via Direct Message which allows you to share tweets privately. You can find this function in the form of an Envelope button (on iOS and Android apps) in the same row as the Like and Retweet.

(Step 1) Click on the little Envelope button (as shown in the image).

A message button to share tweets privately has been added in the Android & iOS App (April 2016). If you don’t see it yet, it may take a while to roll out.

Sharing Private Tweets via Web

(Step 1) Click on the More (triple dots) option below the tweet.

More Options

(Step 3) Search & select the name(s) of person(s) or group(s) you want to share the tweet with.

Share via Direct Message

(Step 1) Tap & hold a tweet you want to share privately and a pop up menu will appear.

Enter Name

Here’s how you can use this to share tweets privately via Web, Android & iOS App.

Share tweet

Sharing Private Tweets via App

(Step 4) Add any note and click the SEND button to share the tweet privately.

Method 1: Send via Direct Message

(Step 2) Click on Share via Direct Message in the drop down menu.

Method1: Send via Direct Message

(Step 2) Click Send via Direct Message.

Method1: Search Names

(Step 3) Enter name(s) of person(s) or group(s) you want to share the tweet with and click the Next button.

Method1: Share tweet

Method 2: Share With Message button

Images are from the Twitter official blog.

Method2: Message Button

(Step 3) Add any note and click the SEND button to share the tweet privately.

Method2: Search Names

(Step 2) Search & select the name(s) of person(s) or group(s) you want to share the tweet with.

Method2: Share tweet

(Step 4) Add any comment if you want and click the Send button to share the tweet privately in the message.


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