Twitter makes it easier to rant by making tweetstorms an official feature

Alan Olson
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.

It will also be easier to read threads from other users as well.

The move comes just a month after Twitter rattled the twitterverse by doubling the limit for tweets in most languages to 280 characters, in a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement. Now after they compose one tweet, they will be able to select a "+" button to create the next tweet in a thread, repeating the process until their thread is complete. This will enable people to write their stuff, stitch it up all together then hit publish at once. Whether this is a good or bad update, all we still want is the ability to edit tweets.

Twitter might have begun as a way for people to share their thoughts and ideas short-form style, but as time went on, users began to find ways to post longer tweets. There's now a new plus ("+") button in the composer screen where you can type out your series of tweets.

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To create a thread, users will simply have to type up their initial Tweet, and instead of hitting send, a plus sign will be made available. Now it's doing that again by adding features that encourage self-reply chains and make it possible to publish such a thread all at once, rather than one tweet at a time. The need for an official thread feature has been apparent for years: third-party developers have been building apps to thread tweets since at least 2008.

The company announced the changes at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in a blog post titled, "Nice Threads".

In that case, you'll see an option to "Show this thread".

Threads will be rolled out to iOS, Android and users in the coming weeks, so make sure to keep your app updated.

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