The social network, Twitter gave out a fact today saying that the number of Direct Messages (DM) sent grew over 60% in 2015. Also that, the number of Tweets shared privately has grown even faster, at 200% in just the second half of last year
That is why starting today, you’ll notice something new on Tweets — a Message button. With this new feature, it’s simple to share a Tweet via Direct Message and spark a private conversation. The button will be available on Twitter for iOS and Android so remember to update your app to see the changes.
This update is Twitter's next step towards making conversations richer in Direct Messages. Over time, they’ve added more ways to express yourself using GIFs, emojis, or realy long private messages, helped you connect with a group of people, and made it easy to get customer service.
- via Twitter blog