Ready to bombard your followers' feed? Twitter revealed a way to do just that with 'threaded' tweets.
In what's called tweetstorming, users can express their thoughts and tell stories, in a way that Twitter's character Limit is not enough.
To do this, they create a series of connected tweets. It has been used for a long time on Twitter, initially by a small number of early adopters, including Marc Andreessen, who would often tweet something in a equivalent of blog posts.
With the "thread" update, Twitter is officially supporting this tweetstorming across its iOS and Android apps.
So indicating a tweet to be a part of a longer tweet by putting something like "(1/?)" at the end of the tweet, is no longer necessary.
Twitter users can tweet the whole thing, all at once.
In order to create a tweet thread, users just need to tap on the small '+' button at the bottom right of the tweet composer. Users can hit the button again to add further thoughts, tap again for the next one, and tap again and again.
To ease the flow, before posting, Twitter has a “Show This Thread” option which allows users to view all the tweets in a thread from the beginning.
According to a Twitter spokesperson, the limit of tweets users can add via the '+' button is 25. But after the first tweetstorm, there is another option which says "Add another Tweet.” Using this option, users can add another 25 to their original thread.
What this means, in theory, there is no limit to how much threaded tweet users can create.
However, Twitter may change this limit depending on how people use it.
Tweetstorming is popular on Twitter due to its character limit. If users want to say something personal, or a full story via Twitter, the limit is just killing it. Bumping up from 140 characters to 280 characters solved the problem for some people.
But to others, no, 280 characters is still not enough. Especially if they want to tell some suspenseful or funny stories.