Twitter lets you share public tweets in your direct messages

Well, that was fast. Twitter casually mentioned at its Analyst Day festivities last week that it'd soon give users the ability to share public Tweets in private conversations, and now a new update to its apps and web clients means you can do just that. Either a long-press on a Tweet or a quick pop into the 'More' menu in Twitter's mobile and desktop versions respectively will let you dump that micro-missive into a Direct Message conversation, where it'll pop up in a tiny card for lightspeed perusal. We can hardly contain our excitement either.

Fine, it may not be the most thrilling update you've ever heard of -- we haven't heard many people at all clamoring for this -- but it's still a part of Twitter's slow crawl toward becoming a platform for richer, deeper discussions. A crucial component of that shift is expanding on how people can actually share and discover what's going on around them, be it through a new video push that encourages users to capture and edit video from right inside Twitter's apps, or a pre-filled timeline that greets newbies to a firehose filled with their interests. Whether or not all that stops haters from harping on the company's fortunes remains to be seen, but hey -- Twitter's taking it one small step at a time.