Twitter unveils email sharing

Nov 16, 2012
Twitter has introduced a new feature to the globally popular one-to-many text messaging service—the ability to email "Tweets" directly from the message stream.

Twitter introduced a new feature to the globally popular one-to-many text messaging service—the ability to email "Tweets" directly from the message stream.

The new feature made its debut as the San Francisco-based firm rolled out improved applications for using the service on iPhones or smartphones powered by -backed Android software.

"You can re-tweet any (Twitter messages) to your Twitter followers, but sometimes you want to share with another group, like your college roommates or your parents or a friend who isn't yet on Twitter," engineer Stefan Filip said in a blog post.

"That's why we're introducing the ability to email a Tweet directly from twitter.com."

The feature will be rolled out to all users of Twitter—which allows its members to post brief comments, links or pictures—in the coming weeks, according to Filip.

Updates to applications for and Android were designed to improve search results and highlight photos, videos and news shared at the service.

Explore further: China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Twitter launching photo-sharing service

Jun 01, 2011

Twitter said Wednesday that it is adding a photo-sharing option for its users, a move that could deal a blow to existing services such as Twitpic and yfrog.

Twitter expands ad program to mobile users

Feb 29, 2012

Twitter said Tuesday it was expanding its advertising program to mobile users, the latest bid by the short-messaging service to boost its money-making efforts.

Twitter lets advertisers better target tweets

Jul 19, 2012

Twitter on Thursday began letting businesses more easily turn tweets into advertising that targets users of the globally popular one-to-many text messaging service.

Twitter unveils new design, apps

Sep 18, 2012

Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a series of design updates, a new app for the iPad and new versions of the application for other mobile devices.

Recommended for you

China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

Jan 23, 2015

China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday.

YouTube stars quiz Obama

Jan 23, 2015

A bubbly shopping guide, a charitable "internetainerpreneur" and a comedian who wears green lipstick and eats ladles of cinnamon quizzed US President Barack Obama Thursday in a series of unorthodox YouTube ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.