Twitter Now Supports Easily Threading Tweets Together

If you have spent any time on Twitter, there is a good chance you’ve seen a “tweet storm,” which is basically a collection of tweets, usually numbered, that aim to express one’s thoughts beyond just a single post.

Twitter officially announced today that it is bringing in a new feature, which it calls “Threads” to help with this endeavor, aiming to make a tweet storm a lot easier to not only post, but also read while using the official Twitter app. Up to this point, users would just have to reply to themselves over and over again, which would effectively link the tweets together.

Here’s how it works, based on Twitter’s announcement today:

“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. 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.”

Being able to post a tweet storm will be a lot easier, which is a nice bonus in itself. But being able to quickly identify a thread via the “Show this thread” button is even better. Some third-party apps still struggle with tweet storms, too, so it will be interesting to see if this boosts stock Twitter app usage.

How often do you run into a tweet storm while you’re using Twitter?

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