You can now privately share tweets in DMs

After previewing future platform enhancements and features during its Analyst’s Day event, the popular social service Twitter on Thursday began rolling out one of the mentioned new features: the ability to private share a tweet through Twitter's direct messaging function.

Think about sharing tweets privately with any of your followers in terms of discussing public content in private conversations, the micro-blogging platform suggested.

To do this from Twitter's main iPhone client, long-press the tweet in your timeline and choose the new “Share via Direct Message” option. The person you share a tweet with will get a push notification, said the company.

Moreover, the tweet will display directly in the conversation.

TweetDeck for Mac updated with Direct Message photos and more

Fans of the popular Twitter client TweetDeck will happy to hear that they've posted a new version of their Mac app today. The update, which brings the app to version 3.5.5 includes a handful of new features and bug fixes.

With version 3.5.5, users are now able to take advantage of Twitter's new Direct Message photo service, which allows you to send and receive photos via DM. The update also adds some custom Timeline options, and more...

Twitter shutting down TweetDeck for iOS, Android, AIR on May 7

We had a feeling TweetDeck could wind up on life support after the micro-blogging and media platform Twitter had acquired them back in May 2011 for the reported $50 million.

Despite promising not to change the once popular application - and in spite of overhauling the UI and adding new features - last month was a disappointment for TweetDeck's loyal following as Twitter confirmed plans to phase out mobile apps.

The plan is to focus on the TweetDeck web app. And now, Twitter's most recent follow-up post makes it clear the company will be pulling the plug on TweetDeck for iPhone, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck AIR on May 1...