Twitter adds new sharing options including DMs & bookmarks

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Twitter on Wednesday began rolling out a new "share" icon in its iPhone and iPad apps, expanding the ways people can pass tweets around.

Where and when available, the icon lets people Direct Message tweets to other Twitter users, or send them as email or text messages, depending on what's more convenient. Often sharing has required writing a new post or retweeting.

Bookmarked tweets appear in a new tab under a person's user profile. Any posts saved there are only accessible by the profile's owner.

The change should sort out some of the usability complaints people have had about Twitter. The social network just recently posted its first profitable quarter, having struggled to gain users and find sources of income, particularly with Facebook and Google as competition.

Twitter for iOS is a free download, and runs on any device with iOS 9 or later.