Twitter’s launching “threads”
Twitter has now officially announced the launch of ‘Threads’, a new, native option which will automatically link your tweets, enabling users to string together longer messages.
The process is fairly simple – you compose your tweet as normal, then click
on the ‘+’ icon to add more tweets to your collection. You then click or tap ‘Tweet all’ and the thread will go out all at once.
As explained by twitter:
We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your threaded Tweets all at the same time. You can continue adding more Tweets to your published thread at any time with the new “Add another Tweet” button. Additionally, it’s now simpler to spot a thread – we’ve added an obvious “Show this thread” label.
Twitter noted that users are engaging with longer tweets more than shorter ones, which may indicate that people are more open to longer messages. While Threads won’t give you more character per tweet, the fact that users are responding well to expanded messaging could also be part of the reason why Twitter’s rolling out the too