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Twitter to let users make tweet threads more easily

13 December, 2017, 06:36 | Author: Janis Wilson
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Twitter has announced a new feature to make it easier for people to post and read "threads".

But Twitter is also in the midst of tackling deeper problems, such as harassment and social conduct on the network, and those aren't going to be addressed by simply giving people more room to express themselves. And of course, many will point out that Twitter is offering blog-length writing tools and still won't let you edit tweets if you make a mistake.

There are now hundreds of thousands of threads tweeted out every day, notes Twitter.

Well, the days of laboriously "threading", or chaining tweets together, will soon be gone.

If you've already published a thread, you can add a P.S. with the "Add another Tweet" button.

A related change makes it easier to add to an already published tweet or thread, which used to require hitting the "reply" button.

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So even though that statement may not be entirely true, Twitter does like to roll out new features from time to time to meet the demands and needs of its users.

So, in case you haven't yet got the feature, ensure to update your Twitter app to the latest version.

The feature is rolling out to Android, iOS and web users over the "coming weeks", so don't worry if you don't have it right away. Repeat the process until your thread is complete, and then hit "tweet" to post the entire Thread all at once.

Other users, meanwhile, will see a more obvious "show the thread" label.

The company is also responding to users' concerns that by making tweetstorms more accessible to people, the Twitter timeline will become cluttered with longer posts that slow down users' ability to quickly scan through posts, the way you can now.

Now that's no longer necessary, as they can just tweet the whole thing at once. Hopefully, not too many people respond before you're done responding, thereby muddying the waters and making your thread more hard to track.

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