After doubling the limit for tweets in most languages to 280 characters in November, social networking site Twitter has now added a new feature that enables users to make it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads. This allows users express views on Twitter easily and make them informed.
Twitter has made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so user can connect their thoughts and publish their threaded Tweets all at the same time.
They can continue adding more Tweets to their published thread at any time with the new “Add another Tweet” button. Additionally, it’s now simpler to spot a thread – it has added an obvious “Show this thread” label.
“We’re rolling out these updates to everyone on iOS, Android, and Twitter.com in the coming weeks. Make sure to update your app to check it out. Also, thank you – threads are a nod to the creativity of the Twitter community. Tweet us what you think!,” reads a blog post by the company.
Twitter came out with this idea of Threads after analyzing how people use its service and then create features to make what they are doing easier. The Retweet, ‘@reply’, and hashtag are examples of this.
After observation it noticed people creatively stitching Tweets together to share more information or tell a longer story – like this.
“We saw this approach (which we call “threading”) as an innovative way to present a train of thought, made up of connected but individual elements,” adds the blog post.