Twitter Thread Feature to enable easier Tweetstorms

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Twitter launched a new Tweetstorm feature on Tuesday! The feature makes the creation of tweetstorms easy to create which are threads of consecutive/connected tweets sent at once by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts. ?

The Twitter Thread feature has been tested for months now. This is feature referred to in Twitter lingo as a Tweetstorm.

What is a Twitter thread Tweetstorm?

A tweetstorm is defined as “a series of related tweets posted by a twitter user in quick succession”.

In the past a Tweetstorm would be generating multiple tweets back to back however this feature would allow for easier creation and encourage users.

Now, hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day! But this method of Tweeting, while effective and popular, can be tricky for some to create and it’s often tough to read or discover all the Tweets in a thread. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads, so it’s easier to express yourself on Twitter and stay informed.

Twitter Thread Preview

The feature will also mean longer tweets expanding on the 280 character limit allowed.

There will also be a ” show this thread” icon so that people know there is more to be read.

We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your threaded Tweets all at the same time. You can continue adding more Tweets to your published thread at any time with the new “Add another Tweet” button. Additionally, it’s now simpler to spot a thread – we’ve added an obvious “Show this thread” label.

The company believes Longer tweets lead to improved engagement based on data collected after the extension of the tweet limit last month.

The updates available on Android, iOS and Twitters Website in “the coming Weeks” per twitters blog post.

There is no doubt that President Donald Trump will make use of this feature being the unofficial king of tweets.

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Sources: Twitter Blog / ProductHunt