It is now official. You can send emails to Twitter and non-Twitter users directly from twitter.com. The new feature was introduced on Thursday.
The “Email Tweet” button is visible in your stream and the expanded view of any Tweet, and should be available to Tweeps around the globe in the coming weeks.
“Just click on the “More” icon next to the reply, retweet and favorite buttons in order to email a Tweet to anyone you know,” says Engineer Stefan Filip on the Twitter Blog. “You can add your own comment, and we’ll send an email with your comment and the Tweet together. Just like that.”
Apps like HootSuite and TweetDeck already offer the feature. However, many users still connect with their networks through the Twitter website. This new addition should help re-draw attention to twitter.com and could boost the social network’s user base, which currently is at 500 million.
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