Moving from a public Tweet to a private conversation
Twitter is adding another button to tweets, Twitter says the number of Direct Messages sent grew over 60 percent.– Twitter
Through these steps, you will add a DM button to tweets:
- Convert your username @handle to ID Twitter through this link: https://tweeterid.com/
- Add below link to your Tweet with your Twitter Id: https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=1039572535061475329
- Make sure that you have your DM option enabled to all at Security and privacy setting
- Post your tweet
- Pro-Tip: The link needs to be the last part of your tweet i.e. there should not be any #Hastags or text after the link.
Are there other ways to use this feature without pasting a link each time?
While all you need for the call-to-action to display is to include the correctly-formatted link in your Tweet, many Twitter Official Partners and other Twitter developer ecosystem tools have made it simple to include these links in your Tweets with the click of a button.
How does this feature impact the character count in my Tweets?
Twitter will shorten the deep link in your Tweet using t.co, so the link will occupy 22 characters (the same amount as any t.co link). This is the case whether the call-to-action renders or does not render.
For businesses that use a tool to create the link as a media upload, no characters will be deducted from the 280 character limit.
Does the deep link for a Direct Message work outside of Twitter?
Yes! The URL for a deep link to a Direct Message will attempt to open Twitter with a Direct Message compose window open if clicked from outside of Twitter.
Why am I not seeing the formatted call-to-action in my Tweet reply?
This may occur for a couple of reasons. You might not have configured your settings to Receive Direct Messages from anyone, or you may be viewing the Tweet in a third-party/unsupported Twitter client. Additionally, older Twitter clients may not render the call-to-action and only display the link.
Why does the link I pasted in get removed and replaced with the “Send a private message” call-to-action?
The URL will be stripped out of the Tweet display if it is located at the end of the Tweet. If the URL is in the middle or the beginning of the Tweet, the URL will still display in the Tweet. Regardless of if the URL is stripped out or not, the “Send a private message” call-to-action will display.
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