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Twitter launches Threads feature that lets you link multiple tweets together

Twitter launches Threads feature that lets you link multiple tweets together

The company reported last month that it was testing the feature and now with this Threads feature you can share and read extended tweets more easily. The microblogging company has been lately trying to make more users engage in tweets and compose it.

Twitter tells us there's now a limit of 25 entries in a thread, but that number may be subject to change depending on how the feature is adopted by the wider user base. You need to type your first tweet and then hit the new plus button in the lower right-hand corner of the composer.

Although we've pretty much all resigned ourselves to the age of the 280 character Tweet, that was an artificially added move. It essentially allowed them to quickly post a barrage of tweets, and this resulted in the birth of the "tweetstorm". "Additionally, it's now simpler to spot a thread - we've added an obvious "Show this thread" label", adds Reddy. Now when you open one of your own tweets, a composition window appears below it with the prompt, "Add another tweet". In order to connect those journey's, this option is viable. So in short Twitter wants to aid the users to share their experiences and ideas in a long-form tweet thread.

Each line represents one tweet, with a character limit of 280 as per usual.

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Twitter says threads will begin rolling out today to everyone on iOS, Android and the web, to reach the full user base over a few weeks' time. Some will also just tweet threads for the heck of it.

Twitter has introduced a new feature called Add another Tweet which will allow you to continue adding more Tweets to your published thread at any time.

The company also announced that month that it would take steps to ban ads from Russian-funded news outlets after RT and Sputnik were identified by US intelligence agencies as part of the Russian government's effort to interfere in USA elections. The good news is that you can still tweetstorm the old way if you want to.