Twitter launches new threads feature to make posting tweetstorms easier

13 December, 2017, 06:22 | Author: Darren Santiago
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An "add another tweet" button is being added to the Twitter application, along with a "show this thread" label that can be clicked to see posts woven together by authors. To rectify the oversight, the company codified tweetstorms on Tuesday with Threads, a new messaging feature.

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. To create a thread on Twitter, one, until yesterday, had to tweet something, and then reply to his/her Tweet to build a thread.

Users have always been able to unofficially go on long rants, also known as tweetstorms.

Until now, there was no specific "Twitter thread" feature available for the users. Some of Twitter's most valuable users are the ones who post long threads discussing political policy or social issues, and they now have a more straightforward way of sharing their ideas.

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.

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

The new threading tool will roll out to all users in the "coming weeks", Reddy said. And now, Twitter is making it official by introducing a new tool that will make it easier to both post and read threads. The firm has made moves to increase transparency around advertising, clarify its rules about what violates its terms and conditions and is changing its criteria for verifying users.

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