Introducing Twitter Nice Threads

Twitter allows users to compose tweet threads more easily.

Introducing Twitter Nice Threads

Twitter News — New Features

Thread your Tweets in Three Easy Steps

On November 7, 2017, Twitter, the world’s most popular online social networking service, expanded the traditional 140-character tweet limit to 280 characters to make it easier for people to fit what they are thinking into a Tweet. Despite Twitter’s new character limit of 280, tweetstorms, a series of connected tweets, remained in use.

On December 12, 2017, Twitter, the micro-blogging site with 330 million monthly active users, officially introduced an easier way to Tweet a thread. The new feature called threads allows people to more easily post tweetstorms.

The need for tweetstorms ahead of recent launch became more pressing over the years, because of Twitter’s 140 character count limit, a restriction Twitter last month doubled. Twitter noted that there are now hundreds of thousands of threads tweeted out every day.

Sasank Reddy, Twitter’s Product Manager, wrote in a blog post, announcing the new threading feature:
 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. 

See and Express More with Threads

  • Start a Tweet
  • Add Tweets with  
  • Tweet all

Twitter announced on their official blog on December 12, 2017:

Twitter (@Twitter) tweeted on December 12, 2017:

Twitter tweeted a series of Tweets to explain the feature:

We’re introducing an easier way to Tweet a thread!
This update to threads will be rolling out over the next few weeks, so you can easily connect and Tweet multiple thoughts all at once.
We’re also making it easier for you to find and read Tweets in a thread. Tap ‘Show this thread’ to see all the Tweets.
Read more about our update in our blog.
https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/topics/product/2017/nicethreads.html

My First Use of Tweet a Thread

The new threads feature itself is easy enough to use. There is now a new plus button   in the composer screen where you can type out your series of tweets.

On December 14, I checked out the new feature by threading the content of the above tweets, and it worked out so well. Please, check them out below:

Compose New Tweet

When you compose a new tweet, you will find a Plus button   along side the Tweet button. Compose your tweet as you always do.
Now, if you want to make a thread, press the Plus button instead of the Tweet button.

Compose New Tweet

Compose New Thread

Once you hit the Plus button, the caption changes to Compose new thread, and the Tweet all button appears.
You keep on adding as many entries as you want, currently a limit of 25 entries in a thread. Once done tap the Tweet all button to send the stream to Twitter.

Compose New Thread

Threads on Your Timeline

Like a normal Tweet, all your entries in a thread appear on your timeline but with a label at the bottom – Show this thread.

Threads on Your Timeline

Show This Thread

When you tap Show this thread on any of your tweets, Twitter will display all entries starting with that tweet, and the entries in a thread are linked by a line.
The best thing is an Add another Tweet button appears at the bottom of this thread.

Show This Thread

Add Another Tweet

If you tap Add another Tweet button, you may add another tweet or a string of entries to expand the thread.

Add Another Tweet

Show This Thread

Once again all your entries in a thread would appear on your timeline, and you may see any of your threads.
In short, you may start with a small thread, and as when you want, you may update a thread by adding new tweets after it was already posted.

Show This Thread

Thread after Adding Another Tweet

Isn’t it an excellent feature? Have you tried it? If so, share your experience in the comments.

Thread after Adding Another Tweet

Embed This Tweet

But I have found one shortcoming. You can’t embed all entries in a thread on your website or blog. You have an option of including the parent tweet only.

Embed This Tweet
Note:
Twitter (born ‘Twttr’) was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. The public launch of what was to soon become the world’s most popular online social networking service happened a few months later on July 15, 2006.

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