A few days back I tweeted the message below, wishing that the awesome app Gravity had the feature to forward tweets as an SMS.
A couple of days latter @janole tweets back;
Now that’s what I call a service. The reason behind the idea was that there were a few really funny tweets from @genehunt that I thought would be appreciated by a few friends who weren’t on twitter. As tweets are 140 characters they fit right into SMS 160 characters just fine.
So this is @janole’s handy work, as you can see there’s a “FWD” option, Reply, retweet, favourite and then Forward.
The “FWD” option allows you to forward either as an SMS, an Email or copy to the clipboard. The Email options requires you to have an email account set up obviously. The copy to clipboard allows you to do what you like with it.
And here it is, the tweet dumped straight into the message window, allowing users to pick the recipient from the contact list and send away.
It’s a bit ironic that here in the UK, where twitter stopped it’s SMS alerts we’ve found a way back to text…