Twitter announces official support for tweetstorms with new 'Threads' feature

Gwen Vasquez
December 13, 2017

This method was invented by users as a way to link all the tweets within a topic together and make it easy to read them all in one place.

Twitter today revealed plans to give users a better way to create threaded tweets. If you want to update a thread later, open it and hit "add another tweet" in the thread.

After they're done, users can tap "Tweet all" on the top-right of the screen, which will publish the entire thread simultaneously. Twitter's new Show this Thread feature will make things easy. The social media platform lately expanded the 140 character limit to 280 characters with the aim to allow everyone "around the world could express themselves easily in a Tweet", as claimed by the company. Twitter users have come up with their own creative ways to create their own "tweetstorms", but soon it should be much easier. The feature is set to roll out to Android and iOS devices as well as to the desktop version of the website over the next few weeks. The name plays off the internal company vernacular of "threading" as the name for multiple tweets in a stream-of-consciousness post.

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This will give users another 280 characters to craft their story, and can be recreated as many times as is needed to finish the thread.

The Add another Tweet feature already out of the testing process - and Twitter has already started rolling out to everyone. A Twitter rep told TechCrunch that there is a tweet-grouping limit of 25 at the moment, but that could change based on how users flock to the feature. "That's where this update to threads comes in". In an effort to address concerns that threads might lead to a cluttered Twitter news feed, the micro-blogging site is displaying the first line of tweets in the timeline as usual followed by the second and third lines.

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