How to Email Tweets Directly From Twitter's Website

Emily Price
How to Email Tweets Directly From Twitter's Website
More Button

More Button

A More button now appears beside the Reply, Retweet, and Favorite options at the bottom of each tweet.

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Twitter has started rolling out the ability to email tweets from its website.

Announced mid-November, the feature allows you to send a tweet directly to someone else, complete with your own personal comments, regardless of whether or not that person is a Twitter user.

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Available in Twitter’s mobile app for some time now, on the web it exists as part of a “More” button beside the Reply, Retweet, and Favorite buttons.

When clicked, the “Email Tweet” option appears below the More menu in a drop-down style that suggests Twitter may add additional options to the menu in the future.

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We gave the feature a spin and, while easy to use, it might not be very effective. Currently, Twitter is using a no-reply email to send the tweets. While that's great for hiding your email address from people you might not want to share it with, tweets we sent to friends often ended up in spam folders rather than inboxes.

It's worth nothing that the feature supports expanded tweets, and links on those tweets are live within an email. So, for instance, if you wanted to share a tweet from our @mashable account with a link to a story, the recipient would see the headline, photo, and other data associated with that post, as well as have the option to click through to the story. All without ever having to visit Twitter.

Check out what the emailing process looks like in the gallery above and let us know if the email tweets feature is live on your Twitter account in the comments.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.