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Sharing a Tweet

Sharing a Tweet privately is easy. You have the option to share via Direct Message with your followers, or through an SMS or email to your contacts from your phone’s address book.

To share a Tweet via Direct Message

From the Twitter for iOS app:

  1. Tap on the message iconfrom a Tweet on your Home timeline or from a Tweet detail.
    Note: A protected Tweet cannot be shared through a Direct Message.
  2. Select an account from the suggested list, or tap the Search for people and groups text box to type in the account(s) you wish to send a message to. 
  3. You have the option to Add a comment to your message.
  4. Tap Send.


From the Twitter for Android app:

  1. Tap on the message iconfrom a Tweet on your Home timeline or from a Tweet detail.
    Note: A protected Tweet cannot be shared through a Direct Message.
  2. Select an account from the suggested list, or tap the Search for people and groups text box to type in the account(s) you wish to send a message to. 
  3. You have the option to Add a note to your message.
  4. Tap Send.


From twitter.com:

  1. Click on the message icon  from a Tweet on your Home timeline or from a Tweet detail.
    Note: A protected Tweet cannot be shared through a Direct Message.
  2. From the pop-up menu, Enter a name of the person you wish to send the message to or choose from the suggested account list.
  3. Click the Next button.
  4. You have the option to Add a comment to your message.
  5. Click Send.
Note: Your own Tweets on your profile page will not display the message icon. Click the  icon to send one of your Tweets via Direct Message from your profile. Learn more about Direct Messages in this article.

To share a Tweet via SMS or email

 From the Twitter for iOS or Twitter for Android app:

  1. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet you’d like to share.
  2. From the pop-up menu, select Share Tweet via…
    • To send via SMS, select your SMS application and add the contacts you wish to send the Tweet to.
    • To send via email, select your email client and enter the email address(es) of the people you wish to email the Tweet to.
  3. You can choose to add a comment to the SMS or email.
  4. Tap Send.


From twitter.com:

  1. Click the  icon located within the Tweet.
  2. From the pop-up menu, select Copy link to Tweet.
  3. A prompt will appear, with the URL of the Tweet highlighted.
  4. Copy the URL. Once you have opened your email client, you can paste the URL into the email you compose.