With the recent update that's being slowly rolled out to users Twitter now allows you to privately message up to 20 of your followers.
Here's how to do it.
Using the app tap the Messages tab and tap the icon up here to start a new message.
Add people to the message by searching for and tapping multiple names then hit Next.
At the bottom of the screen you can compose your message, and if people reply you'll see the conversation unfold up here just like any kind of group text conversation.
You can send texts, emojis, and photos.
You can even embed yours or someone else's tweet in a private chat by drilling down to the specific tweet you wanna use.
Tapping the three dots in the corner and selecting Share Via Direct Message.
Another useful feature is that you can name any group you create by going up to the top of the thread, tapping the three dots, and selecting Edit Group Name.
This same menu allows you or anyone invited to the group to add additional people.
Now as this private group message feature rolls out and everyone gives it a try, here's the most important tip to know, how to leave any group you've been added to.
In the conversation thread, select the menu up at the top and select leave.
Now, when you do that, the threat will show that you've left.
And depending on the context.
You may offend someone.
So to sneak out, choose the option to turn off notifications.
The thread will quietly go on in the background, and you can check in when you feel like it without your pocket buzzing every few seconds.
So there you go.
That's how to get started with Twitter's new private group direct message feature.
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