Twitter officially adds support for tweetstorms because 280 characters isn't long enough

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By adding a plus button to the area where a tweet is composed, users will be able to connect a stream of tweets and publish them all at the same time. With the new feature, Twitter makes stitching a thread an easier process, which wasn't one until now. You write the first tweet, then a response to that tweet, then another response, and so on until you're done. You can repeat this as many times as needed then tap the "Tweet All" button located in the top right hand corner. Threaded tweets now have a "Show this thread" label, which makes it easier for users to spot threaded tweets on the microblogging platform. Twitter recently doubled the limit, which was previously set to a maximum of 140 characters.

Twitter users will see the new feature appearing in the coming weeks as the company rolls out the change to web, iOS and Android users.

The social network is introducing a new feature called threads - a move that more effectively reflects the current prevalence of so-called "Twitter threads". This was a cumbersome method to thread tweets and as such not a simple or intuitive way to go about it.

The tweetstorm format has been used for a long time on Twitter, initially by a small number of early adopters, including a16z co-founder Marc Andreessen, who would often pen the equivalent of blog posts using tweets. "That's where this update to threads comes in".




The company is also responding to users' concerns that by making tweetstorms more accessible to people, the Twitter timeline will become cluttered with longer posts that slow down users' ability to quickly scan through posts, the way you can now.

Users have the option to create multiple posts in a thread, and publish the entire thread at once, with the new "Tweet All" button.

A Twitter thread is a string of tweets sent as a reply to each other.

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