Twitter gets a new fetaure called Threads, which essentially allows users to create a flurry of tweets just by tapping the new + button, and tweet them all in one go. The feature was initially spotted in September, and allows users to express themselves better, something that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible given the current 280-character limit.
How to create a Tweetstorms
With the introduction of Threads, Twitter gets a new plus button alongside the traditional compose tweet button. Tapping on the new plus button lets users create another tweet with 280-character limit, and once they feel that the Thread contains their message, they can the Tweet all button to post a string of Tweets, and post them all at once.
Additionally, users can continue adding more tweets to any thread they’ve already tweeted with the new ‘Add Another Tweet’ button. Twitter explains that once a thread is published, the first tweet appears as normal in the timeline along with two more tweets in the thread. However, your followers will need to tap on ‘show thread’ to see more tweets in that particular thread.
While users already had the option to convert tweets into threads as they could interlink tweets by tapping the reply button. However, the introduction of threads certainly simplifies the way users create ‘tweetstorms’. As instead of posting tweets one at a time, users can compose a series of related tweets and share them all at once.
“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,” Sasank Reddy, Product Manager, Twitter wrote in a blog post.
Twitter is rather known for introducing user requested features on its platform. In the past, the company rolled out features such as hashtag, @reply, and retweet. The introduction of threads is another such feature that users have requested for long, which essentially simples the way users post tweetstorms. Twitter, in the recent past, also increased the original 140-character limit to 280-characters.