MediaFriends today announced that its HeyWire real-time social messaging hub, which combines text, chat and IM across multiple screens, is the world’s first mobile service to enable its users to access Twitter via SMS from anywhere in the world through its new feature HeyTweets.

What Is HeyTweets?

HeyTweets enables HeyWire users to stay socially connected via Twitter regardless of their geographic location, representing the next phase in the expansion of borderless geographic and mobile technology innovations worldwide. HeyWire enables users already to text from their own real dedicated phone number anywhere in the world and now HeyTweets does the same for Tweets using the shortcode 40404.

HeyTweets will support tweeting in all major languages so HeyWire  users globally can tweet, follow their friends or favorite Twitter accounts and receive update alerts on their mobile devices. HeyWire is the only service that will give its users the ability to use Twitter via SMS around the world on their choice of device including an iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad with support for Android Smartphones and tablets coming soon.

“It is HeyWire’s mission to simplify the connections between people, no matter where they are or how they want to connect,” said MediaFriends CEO Meredith Flynn-Ripley. “By empowering HeyWire users to Tweet via SMS all over the world, they are sure to never miss out on the latest happenings.”

Background

HeyWire has experienced rapid growth since the introduction of its services. Its popularity demonstrates a consumer shift towards simplifying a connected lifestyle. The HeyWire  social messaging hub enables users to seamlessly interact with their favorite social sites and communication platforms. HeyWire has been ranked a top Social Networking App on 56 iTunes App Stores worldwide and has made it to the CNET “download immediately” list. The service offers the fastest and most reliable free local and international text messaging (SMS) from a real phone number while also empowering users to interact with friends with Twitter via SMS, Facebook chat and Gtalk.

Like HeyWire’s international text (SMS) and chat features, HeyTweets is free for all HeyWire users. HeyWire, now with Twitter via SMS, is available for free in the Apple App Store and soon will be available for Android.