Twitter Just Made the Tweetstorm a Real Thing

Phillip Butler
December 13, 2017

With hundreds of thousands of tweets per day, according to Twitter, the feature should make it easier to follow mega-threads that have become increasingly common on the social media site. The company confirmed last month it was testing the feature - which it's now calling "threads" - across its iOS and Android apps.

For juicy threads, it can also be agonizing to wait for the next morsel of gossip.

You know those times when the space of a single tweet isn't enough? Repeat the process until your thread is complete, and then hit "tweet", and the entire thread will post all at once. This will enable people to write their stuff, stitch it up all together then hit publish at once. Now when you open one of your own tweets, a composition window appears below it with the prompt, "Add another tweet".

"This shows that more space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a Tweet, so they could say what they want to say, and send Tweets faster than before", Twitter said in a post at the time.

However, Twitter is now adding a "plus" button that will allow users to compose and publish threads in one go.

In order to create a tweet thread, you press the small + button at the bottom right of the tweet composer. The company also added labeling to threads to make it easier for followers to recognize them as such.

For instance, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in October used an eight-tweet thread to describe how the company will more aggressively enforce its rules about unwanted sexual advances, hate symbols, violent groups and tweets that glorify violence.

The new thread feature was announced on Tuesday by Twitter Product Manager Sasank Reddy.

The update will be rolled out in the coming weeks, and comes not long after Twitter doubled their character limit for all users.

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