Twitter introduces new 'thread' feature to link tweets together

Twitter introduces new 'thread' feature to link tweets together

Twitter has introduced a new feature called Add another Tweet which will allow you to continue adding more Tweets to your published thread at any time. The company confirmed last month it was testing the feature - which it's now calling "threads" - across its iOS and Android apps.

Threads were originally invented by Twitter's user base, which previously also came up with hash tags and retweets. 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. Recent data from social media analysis firm SocialFlow claims tweets with more than 140 characters are retweeted 26.52 times on average compared with 13.71 times for tweets of 140 characters and below. Tweetstorms (long threads of multiple tweets) have always been apart of Twitter's DNA, allowing users to tell extended stories or go on rants. Whether this is a good or bad update, all we still want is the ability to edit tweets. A few years ago we noticed people creatively stitching Tweets together to share more information or tell a longer story - like this. Click on the "Tweet all" button at the top of the composer to finally share the threaded post.

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

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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.

You can also add more Tweets to your published thread at any time with the new "Add another Tweet" button. Twitter will roll out threads to everyone who uses its site and apps "in the coming weeks", according to a company blog post. Threads will have a "Show this thread" label and tapping it will open the entire thread.

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