Twitter introduces actual threads feature, still hasn't given us an edit button

13 December, 2017, 06:05 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
  • Twitter’s new feature to make it easier for users to rant online

On its website and mobile apps, Twitter has added a plus button in the composer, so that you can connect your thoughts and publish threaded tweets at the same time.

Garland became an overnight internet sensation as his Twitter account spiked from 5,000 to 50,000 followers, who both praised or poked fun at his diatribe.

The tool is simple: Make a tweet, preferably a good one, and then add other tweets underneath it with the "plus" button.

Twitter also said in a blog post that it will be easier to spot a thread thanks to a "Show this thread" label.

Last month, Twitter increased the longstanding 140-character limit on messages to 280 characters. That means you can compose a tweetstorm on Twitter itself and get it all set to go before publishing the whole thing simultaneously with a new "tweet all" button.

"This shows that more space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a Tweet, so they could say what they want to say, and send Tweets faster than before", Twitter said in a post at the time.

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"This decision was based on the retrospective work we've been doing around the 2016 USA election and the USA intelligence community's conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government", Twitter said at the time.

After they're done, users can tap "Tweet all" on the top-right of the screen, which will publish the entire thread simultaneously.

Twitter tells us there's now a limit of 25 entries in a thread, but that number may be subject to change depending on how the feature is adopted by the wider user base.

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

But to stitch these tweets together, users had to reply to their original tweet to start the thread.


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