Twitter’s New Button Allows You To Accept Private Messages From Your Website

Twitter continues to push forward its messaging features with the new rollout of a button for websites which would allow users to message privately to any individual or company directly. The feature now allows one of the numerous website buttons which are available, following the company’s recent test of the change to brands' customer support profiles which encourages users to direct message and not tweet at the business’s Twitter account.
 
 
 
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In this case, the new “Message” button appears on the profile on mobile, taking over the full space where “Tweet to” and “Message” used to live side by side.
 
The current update is all about making it simpler to message a business from the web.
 
The company already offers buttons for sharing, following, mentioning as well as hashtags, but there were no buttons available for DM’s. Hence, to a certain extent it is mainly about Twitter rounding out its product offering so as to be more comprehensive.
 
In order to use the new Message button, you will be able to find the option under “Twitter Button” on this page, and add your handle and numerical user ID, which is available on your settings. The next step would be to copy the auto-generated code and paste it into your site. You will also need to set Twitter in order to receive DMs from anyone; you will find the option available in Private and Security settings from your account.
 
You will also be able to customize the way in which the button works, all you need to do is add the text which will be pre-filled when someone wants to send you a DM. You will also need to choose the language in which you want the button label to be displayed.
 
The Message button helps in joining Twitter’s other embeddable offerings for the site owners, which goes on to include tweet grids, timelines and buttons for following and mentioning an account.