Debunked: Don’t worry, Twitter won’t notify someone if you share their tweet through a DM

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Tuesday 11 June 2019 13:30
Picture:(Getty and Twitter screengrab)

A claim circulated online that stated a new Twitter update will send users a notification when someone shares their tweets through a direct message.

It’s sort of like when you screengrab someone’s Snapchat and they get a notification – so it’s pretty intrusive and annoying, if you want to share a laugh with your friend.

Well, you’ll be glad to know, the claim is fake!

A 22-year-old university graduate called Julian Epp shared a tweet of an alleged notification which showed one of Epps’ tweets was shared in a DM by an account called Horse Girls For Bernie 2020.

“Not sure people are going to like this new Twitter update,” Epps groused.

The initial tweet was shared almost 4,000 times.

People were freaking out

Before panic set in, Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour set the record straight.

Responding to the viral tweet, he wrote:

Just in case anybody is confused here: this is fake.

The internet's collective relief was real

Others are disappointed it's not real

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