In recent years, prolific tweeters have thumbed their noses at the 140-character limit (now a 280-character limit) by creating "threads" comprising a series of replies to their own tweet.
The Add another Tweet feature already out of the testing process - and Twitter has already started rolling out to everyone. With "hundreds of thousands of threads" being posted daily, Twitter says the need for an official thread feature has been apparent for years. The new tool lets you click on a plus sign to add another tweet to one that you're composing.
If you've already published a thread, you can add a P.S. with the "Add another Tweet" button.
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So whenever you feel like you're going on an epic Twitter thread, you can now officially create a thread by clicking the plus button on the composer so you can connect your tweets together. So users did what came naturally and linked dozens of tweets together by replying to themselves over and over.
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. This Add another Tweet feature is available for both Twitter mobile app as well as the desktop version. It is often hard to find a certain Tweet amidst hundreds of them. After your first tweetstorm goes, you can hit a button which says "Add another Tweet", then add another 25 to your original thread.
Other users, meanwhile, will see a more obvious "show the thread" label. Nonetheless, the tweetstorm has become a staple of the platform, allowing people to make the sort of nuanced arguments that Twitter's famous character limit would otherwise seem to preclude.
People who want to use the new thread feature should make sure their app is up to date.