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Twitter adds thread tools to help you craft epic tweetstorms

Nice Threads - Twitter Blog Twitter launches feature to organize multi-tweet threads
Nina Mathis | 13 December, 2017, 06:33

But Twitter is also in the midst of tackling deeper problems, such as harassment and social conduct on the network, and those aren't going to be addressed by simply giving people more room to express themselves.

You know those times when the space of a single tweet isn't enough? After months of testing, it's adding a thread feature that simplifies creating and posting a series of tweets.

Twitter is getting behind "tweetstorms" with a new feature that can let you post them with one click. Some users have already got the feature. Today, Twitter is making it easy to post these tweetstorms by announcing the launch of a new feature called "Threads", which is now available across its iOS and Android apps. There are no limits to the number of Tweets that you can add to the thread - so you can use the Add another Tweet feature as many times you want until your narrative is complete.

This new update will be rolling out to all users over the next few weeks so make sure your app is up to date.

Now, Twitter is changing the process so that when you plan to thread, you can do so in a separate way that cuts out all those middlemen trying to respond before you're done. You can continue adding more Tweets to your published thread at any time with the new "Add another Tweet" button. After your first tweetstorm goes, you can hit a button which says "Add another Tweet", then add another 25 to your original thread. It is often hard to find a certain Tweet amidst hundreds of them. Nonetheless, the tweetstorm has become a staple of the platform, allowing people to make the sort of nuanced arguments that Twitter's famous character limit would otherwise seem to preclude. Threaded tweets now have a "Show this thread" label, which makes it easier for users to spot threaded tweets on the microblogging platform.

Users on Twitter have long used threads to communicate in long form, since tweets are limited to 280 characters.