Twitter announces new Threads feature for publishing multiple tweets

13 December, 2017, 06:09 | Author: Patty Aguilar
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Further tweets can be added after an initial thread is published through another new button, "add another tweet".

"At Twitter, we have a history of studying how people use our service and then creating features to make what they're doing easier". You write the first tweet, then a response to that tweet, then another response, and so on until you're done.

The "Show this thread" button will make it easier to spot new threads, according to Twitter.

Last month, Twitter increased the longstanding 140-character limit on messages to 280 characters.

The feature is expected to be applied across various devices, such as iOS, Android, and also the web version of Twitter, so do keep an eye out for it if this is something you are interested in.


The social network is introducing a new feature called threads - a move that more effectively reflects the current prevalence of so-called "Twitter threads". Now when you open one of your own tweets, a composition window appears below it with the prompt, "Add another tweet".

But Twitter has also come under fire for tweaking its platform's features instead of adopting a tougher approach to abuse on its platform. "Now, hundreds of thousands of threads are tweeted every day". Now after they compose one tweet, they will be able to select a "+" button to create the next tweet in a thread, repeating the process until their thread is complete.

"We know people also may want to serialize a longer story or thought, or provide ongoing commentary on an event or topic", Twitter Product Manager Sasank Reddy said in a blog post.

For instance, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in October used an eight-tweet thread to describe how the company will more aggressively enforce its rules about unwanted sexual advances, hate symbols, violent groups and tweets that glorify violence.

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