Pardon me if I don't jump up and applaud this development. Because I was a huge fan of another one of Twitter's much-lauded new features - embedding tweets within tweets - and that lasted maybe a few months before being quietly killed off with no announcement whatsoever. Embedding a tweet in a tweet let you reference the tweet without having to quote it and use up most of your valuable 140 characters. It was a great feature and Twitter just killed it.
Starting today, we're rolling out the ability for you to share Tweets via Direct Messages: https://t.co/zRFhYTfKDP— Twitter (@twitter) November 20, 2014
Embedded tweets in tweets are the greatest thing ever. http://t.co/yzXvbpiEZp— Mike Jenkinson (@MikeJenkinson) June 23, 2014