Twitter Launches New ‘Threads’ Feature for Tweetstorms

Twitter is announcing the launch of a new feature that will allow people to more easily post tweetstorms – that is, multiple numbered tweets on a topic or idea “tweetstorm.” Now With Threads, two or more tweets can be linked, simplifying and streamlining the tweetstorm concept.  The company confirmed last month it was testing the feature – which it’s now calling “threads” – across its iOS and Android apps.

When you create a tweet on Twitter, you can use the “+” button to add more tweets to the original tweet in the compose window. All of your tweets can be drafted ahead of time and then sent out at once using the new “Tweet All” button.

Tweets can also be added to a published thread using the “Add Another Tweet” button, and when browsing Twitter, there’s a new “Show this thread” label that makes it easier to find a series of linked tweets.

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Twitter says that the new Threads feature is designed for people who want to serialize a longer story or thought or provide ongoing commentary on a particular event or topic.

Threads are the second major change that’s been made to Twitter in recent weeks, following a decision to increase the character limit from 140 to 280 characters to give Twitter users more room to express themselves.

Twitter says the new Threads feature is rolling out to iOS, Android, and the web “in the coming weeks.”

 

Author: David Vega, Jacksonville

 

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