Twitter introduces new ‘thread’ feature to string tweets together


San Francisco, Dec 13: Days after increasing the character limit in a tweet, Twitter has found a new way to let its users to explore more by making it simple for them to link several tweets altogether.

“We’ve made it easy to create a 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,” news agency IANS quoted Sasank Reddy, Product Manager at Twitter, wrote in a blog late on Tuesday.

“You can continue adding more tweets to your published thread at any time with the new ‘Add another Tweet’ button. Additionally, it’s now simpler to spot a thread – we’ve added an obvious ‘Show this thread’ label,” he asserted.

People creatively string tweets together to share more information or tell a longer story.

Since thousands of threads are tweeted per day, this traditional method of tweeting, while effective and popular, can be tricky for some to create and it’s often tough to read or find out all the tweets in a thread.

“But we know people also may want to serialise a longer story or thought, or provide ongoing commentary on an event or topic. That’s where this update to threads comes in,” Reddy described.

With this latest feature, it will be easy for users to thread tweets and find other threads — to express themselves on micro-blogging site and stay updated.

Earlier, few weeks ago, Twitter expanded character count to make it easier for people to fit what they want to assert in a tweet.

Twitter will launch these updates to everyone on iOS, Android, and in the upcoming weeks.


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