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Twitter’s testing a Tweetstorm feature

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Twitter is a strange platform. While it’s great for sharing a quick thought, it’s completely rubbish for getting across any sort of nuanced or verbose point, thanks to the 140-character limit.

To mitigate that, users have taken to tweetstorming; chaining multiple messages together so that they come together as a cohesive thread. An unnecessary fiddly process can easily go wrong when trying to get a heated message across. It looks like Twitter is trying to simplify that, with an unlaunched feature that’s waiting in the wings.

Screenshots of the feature were shown off by Matt Navarra, Director of Social Media for The Next Web, via Twitter.

As it stands right now, to chain your own tweets in to a tweetstorm you’d have to reply to each one in succession. This new, unlaunched tool would allow you to compose the entire thing as a thread beforehand, and send it out in one shot.

Twitter regularly plays around with new features, though many of them are never publically released. Right now, this is one of them. It appears to be functional, but remains unlaunched.

On the one hand, it would simplify the process of creating engaging and insightful Twitter threads. More likely, it would just mean floods of pointless and inane Twitter monologues and rambling.

Twitter’s toyed with the idea of increasing the character limit on its service before, but I feel that would just remove both its point and its charm; there’s something to be said for brevity.

Last Updated: September 11, 2017

13 Comments

  1. Original Heretic

    September 11, 2017 at 10:31

    Tweet storm sounds absurd. Call it what it is. A twit storm.
    The only thing worse is a sharknado.

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    • Kromas Ryder

      September 11, 2017 at 10:34

      I heard Sharknado 5 is out. Someone somewhere must be watching these movies for them to make more. 😛

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      • Original Heretic

        September 11, 2017 at 10:37

        What country are they made in?
        I know that the trash Uwe Boll used to release, he actually made losses, but the movies were used as tax write offs in Germany. So after some financial sorcery, he ended up making money.

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        • Kromas Ryder

          September 11, 2017 at 10:38

          I think it is American made. Then again … America. 😛

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      • Magoo

        September 11, 2017 at 12:04

        I personally find the Sharknado films incredibly entertaining. 😛

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  2. Kim Jong Jim

    September 11, 2017 at 11:09

    Twitter – where common-sense dies 140 characters at a time!

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    • RinceThis

      September 11, 2017 at 12:09

      Pffft. You’re just scared of twitter.

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      • Kim Jong Jim

        September 11, 2017 at 12:12

        I’d rather be on tumblr….

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  3. Magoo

    September 11, 2017 at 12:07

    Funny how social media platforms are all founded and succeed based on their unique differences to each other, and then go on to spend their lifetimes becoming more and more alike.

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    • Kim Jong Jim

      September 11, 2017 at 13:01

      This 100%

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  4. RinceThis

    September 11, 2017 at 12:09

    Oh dear gods…

    Reply

  5. Matthew Figueira

    September 11, 2017 at 14:50

    Nogodpleaseno.gif

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