Twitter Rolls Out Its Tweetstorm Feature Called 'Threads'

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After you write your Tweet, tapping on said icon and will add additional Tweets to your thread.

It is the latest instance of the social network altering or adding a feature after reviewing feedback to keep its more than 300 million monthly active users engaged.

According to Twitter, "This method of Tweeting, while effective and popular, can be tricky for some to create and it's often tough to read or discover all the Tweets in a thread". Some users have already got the feature.

Twitter might have begun as a way for people to share their thoughts and ideas short-form style, but as time went on, users began to find ways to post longer tweets.

Many replies to Dorsey's post called on Twitter to focus on dealing with extremists, trolls, and "bots" abusing the service instead of packaging tweets together. You can also continue adding to the thread after it's been published.

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For those who are just reading the tweets, it's now easier to spot thread because they now come with a "Show this thread" label.

Things are also getting easier from the reader's side.

Threading - sometimes referred to as "tweetstorms" - is the description given to a series of individual tweets linked together.

This new official thread tool will be rolling out to users on both the Android app and the web version over the next few weeks. It's been how Twitter users have dealt with longer topics. With the new feature, Twitter makes stitching a thread an easier process, which wasn't one until now. Twitter has repeatedly fielded criticism from its users after product changes for not addressing the cultural problems.

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