BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You

tech

Get Ready For A Lot More Tweetstorms Thanks To Twitter's New Tool 1/X

After a brief beta test, Twitter is rolling out its new tweet-threading feature to everyone.

Last updated on December 12, 2017, at 1:31 p.m. ET

Posted on December 12, 2017, at 1:02 p.m. ET

Twitter

Get ready for a lot more tweetstorms in your Twitter timeline. https://t.co/X67UhSuTzE

Twitter is releasing a tool that makes it easier to write and send tweetstorms — or multi-tweet "threads" — to user… https://t.co/ZgbO1qlBnT

The tool, which can be accessed by hitting a "+" next to the Tweet button in Twitter's compose window, allows peopl… https://t.co/8oGbaDR4Jm

Twitter views tweetstorms — which are used for everything from magnificent storytelling to nonsensical rants — as "… https://t.co/XIwfmiYR0T

Intriguingly, the person who popularized the format, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen no longer tweets (Andreesse… https://t.co/5tnByolvmS

BuzzFeed News gave the tweetstorm tool a spin on Monday, using it to thread the lyrics of a world-renowned musical… https://t.co/lPxlKUfyN2

When the thread went live, it was met with seemingly universal approval:

Someone even turned it into a Twitter Moment: https://t.co/bpymzSYKbo

Twitter was born as a network with brevity at its core, but the company has moved away from that foundation in rece… https://t.co/lrDC3eBvWD

The early data on the longer tweets shows that people seem to like them. And though Twitter declined to tell BuzzFe… https://t.co/jhABAkIJNy



Support our journalism

Help BuzzFeed News reporters expose injustices and keep quality news free.

Start
ADVERTISEMENT