Twitter Launches New 'Threads' Feature for Tweetstorms

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Twitter today announced the launch of a new "Threads" feature, which is designed to link multiple tweets together to make them easier to read.

Twitter users often share multiple numbered tweets on a topic or idea, and this practice is generally referred to as a "tweetstorm." With Threads, two or more tweets can be linked, simplifying and streamlining the tweetstorm concept.

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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.

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 is 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."

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Top Rated Comments

AlliFlowers Avatar
41 months ago
I wish the people who insist on using Twitter like this would discover forums.
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OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
41 months ago
We've been working on this option for some time. This was the choice picked by the majority of those involved in the testing.
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I wish the people who insist on using Twitter like this would discover forums.

I have more than 800,000 Twitter followers. What are my chances of getting them to sign up for some silly forum to read my message when I can already reach them through Twitter. It's nearly impossible to get people to move to another platform or follow you elsewhere.

A simple solution to your problem would be to stop following those that tweet more than the allowed characters in a single message.
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AlliFlowers Avatar
41 months ago

A simple solution to your problem would be to stop following those that tweet more than the allowed characters in a single message.

It has nothing to do with them tweeting more or less than 140 characters. It's more that they mark a tweet with THREAD, and then expect people to be able to use it like an actual forum thread. It has never worked that way. And not everyone uses the web interface or the "official" twitter app.
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DavidLeblond Avatar
41 months ago
Yeah, when I see "Thread!" I just keep moving on. And I glaze over 280 character tweets too. I'll read them on occasion, but I use Twitter at a glance.

Granted now I do spend a little more time on it because I have to tap around to get the latest tweets because for some reason they insist on showing me the same damn 5 tweets every time I look at it.
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adamjackson Avatar
41 months ago
..or Twitter users could start a blog and post a link to the blog in a tweet?
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Westside guy Avatar
41 months ago
Admittedly I'm more of a Twitter lurker/follower than a tweeter, but - how is this appreciably different than just replying to your initial tweet with a second/third/fourth tweet?
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