Twitter makes it easy to create tweet threads

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While many users stick with a handful of connected tweets to express their thoughts, other threads have been known to run for dozens if not hundreds of individual tweets.

But this is changing with the introduction of the plus button in the composer. If you want to update a thread later, open it and hit "add another tweet" in the thread.

With the new feature, users who create threads - stitching tweets together to tell a longer story - need no longer reply to previous tweets to do so.

However, it can be hard to follow an entire thread at times, and with the number of tweets constructed in this manner growing, Twitter has stepped in.

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Once users make a post, they can click the "+" icon to continue the thread. Noting that tweet storms have taken off in popularity but realizing at the same time that they're an inefficient way to create a thread, Twitter has rolled out new tools that will let you create a thread without a lot of effort.

It will also be easier to recognise a thread as Twitter will be labeling threads with the option of "Show this thread".

It is the latest instance of the social network altering or adding a feature after reviewing feedback to keep its more than 300 million monthly active users engaged. He noted that Twitter users were creating threads, but that it was often a hassle to do so. Imagine some teen composing a twenty-tweet long thread about how much they hate somebody and dumping it on the internet. It's been how Twitter users have dealt with longer topics.

The official rollout will happen over the next few weeks on Twitter.com, and through updates to the app on iOS and Android.

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