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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.

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