Twitter has announced that users of the micro-blogging platform can now do a tweetstorm.
“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,” said Twitter Product Manager Sasank Reddy in a blog post.
Twitter tested the tweetstorm feature last month, but Android Police said the feature was discovered by Matt Navarra, The Next Web’s director of social media, back in September.
What is a tweetstorm anyway? As defined by TechCrunch, it is a series of connected tweets by users that served as a workaround for Twitter’s old character limit.
Twitter, however, expanded the character limit from 140 to 280 last month.
The tweetstorm feature, which the site called “threads,” rolled out today but may take some time to become available to everyone, TechCrunch said.
Twitter said it is now easy for users to make a tweet thread “by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your threaded Tweets all at the same time.”
A user can put more tweets to a posted thread at any time with the “Add another Tweet” button.
Also, a user can easily spot a thread via the “Show this thread” tag.
Twitter noted that many people “want to post a longer story or thought, or give a commentary on an ongoing event or trending topic” so the site came up with the “threads” feature.
Twitter said to see the tweetstorm feature, users need to update the app.
Twitter now allows users to tweetstorm so they can post an extended thought or story.
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