On different websites and social networks, you’re used to calling something a thread, but on Twitter it is going to be called something else entirely. Twitter is going to be bringing in official support of tweetstorms, which is a fancy name for creating threads on the social network.
Now you will be able to take part in multiple discussions on Twitter, as detailed by the company in the blog post.
“Now, hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day! But this method of Tweeting, while effective and popular, can be tricky for some to create and it’s often tough to read or discover all the Tweets in a thread. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads, so it’s easier to express yourself on Twitter and stay informed.
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.”
You will be able to identify a thread as a tweetstorm in Twitter, and you will be able to see visual cues such as a ‘+’ button in the composer to reveal that thread. As you scroll through your Twitter timeline, if you see this visual cue, then you can choose to participate in the discussion.
Support for both iOS and Android is going to be rolling out. For users that are not able to make themselves comfortable using the smartphone app, you have luck on your side because the web-based service is also going to be getting this tweetstorm feature.