(NEW YORK) — It’s all about sharing — at least if you’re a heavy Twitter or Facebook user it is. On Thursday, the two social media companies rolled out some new features that will make sharing your favorite posts with others a bit easier.
Sometimes you just want to share a tweet — and not through Twitter. The microblogging service is making it easier to share your favorite tweets via email starting very soon by adding an email feature to its website interface that will make it easier to share a tweet via that older form of electronic communication.
“You can email a Tweet to anyone, whether they use Twitter or not, right from your Twitter stream or from the details view of any Tweet,” Twitter’s Stefan Filip said in a blog post Thursday evening. The new feature, which will be rolling out over the next few weeks, will be listed under the “More” icon next to the reply, retweet, and favorite buttons on the site. Twitter also announced that it’s improving search — you will now see more photos and video when you search — and its Android and iPhone apps will have a feature that lets you see more of a tweet on the screen.
But Facebook isn’t sitting still either. Facebook Thursday added the Share button from its Web interface to its iPhone and Android apps and its mobile website. You will be able to share others’ updates with your own friends and also add a comment. The update also lets you put emotions and emoji in messages. The updates for the apps are available right now.
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