Twitter has begun rolling out a new feature to help users more easily post threads of tweets in one go.
A new plus button will now enable users to compose multiple threaded tweets at once before posting them all simultaneously.
The new feature is steadily rolling out over the coming weeks but strong opinions are already forming on the site over the move.
A: So Twitter lets you make #TwitterThreads now.
B: Great. 🙄😒 That’s just what the emperor needs: more thread to make his new bigly tremendous amazing clothes.— Jonathan E. Sy (@easy_jonathan) December 13, 2017
New Twitter Threading: I do a lot of "slow" threads, adding over hours/days/months. Those threads formerly displayed as "First...Latest" effectively dragging it back up in feeds and proving new pathways in. Now it's just "First..." making that tweet-lede only entry-point.— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) December 13, 2017
I 💖 threads on this dumb website but chances are I'll never be clicking that button to read one ever again. y u do this twitter dot com— yung artboard (@eliasismyalias) December 13, 2017
AAAH YOU CAN TWEET FULL THREADS aT ONCE NOW. YAS, TWITTER.— rttv games; (@rttvgames) December 13, 2017
WAIT. Do y'all see the plus button on the new Twitter interface? It makes it easier to create threads!! WHOA!— King Quenchi (@MrQuenchiAdams) December 13, 2017
Threads are a great feature to Twitter. Even though 280 characters is usually enough, sometimes my channel updates get wordy and I need two tweets. Glad to see they added it!— TheGamingPanda (@thagamingpanda) December 13, 2017
The social media platform has undergone several notable changes in recent months, most strikingly doubling the character limit of a tweet to 280 characters.
In a blog post on the new feature, Twitter said it was aiming to give users another vehicle to express themselves.
“A few weeks ago, we expanded our character count to make it easier for people to fit what they’re thinking into a tweet,” product manager Sasank Reddy wrote.
“But we know people also may want to serialise a longer story or thought, or provide ongoing commentary on an event or topic.
“That’s where this update to threads comes in! You’ve been using threads in creative ways like these for years – the ways and reasons to thread your Tweets are limited only by your imagination.”
The feature is being made available to both iOS and Android mobile users, and on Twitter.com.