Twitter on Thursday 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 Google-backed Android
"You can retweet 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."
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 Twitter applications for
iPhone and Android were designed to improve search results and highlight
photos, videos and news shared at the service.