Social networking site Twitter has introduced a new feature to its popular one–to-many text messaging service. The new service was launched on November 15, 2012 and has the ability to email tweets directly from a users message stream.
The feature was launched as the San Francisco based company rolled out improved applications for services on iPhones and smartphones powered by Google-backed Android software. Engineer Stephen Filip said in a blog post, “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”. Filip added that this was the reason the company introduced the ability to email a tweet directly from Twitter.com.
The engineer also said that the new feature will be rolled out for all Twitter users and it will allow them to post brief comments, links or pictures in the upcoming weeks.
Updates for Twitter applications were also introduced for iPhones and Android phones and have been designed to improve search results, along with the ability to highlight photos, videos and share news. The social networking site was created on March 2006 and was launched in July the same year.