Twitter testing new tweet thread feature

Twitter testing new tweet thread feature
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Twitter confirmed Thursday that it is working on a feature to allow users to more easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter's 280-character limit on messages.

In a statement to TechCrunch, the social media company confirmed it was working on a feature allowing several tweets to be written out and posted at once, and has been testing the feature on both its Android and iPhone apps.

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In the new feature, any of the tweets in the message chain can be edited before the user sends all the tweets at once using the "tweet all" button. Twitter would then queue the messages and post them in order.

Many Twitter users already use these series of tweets to get around the site's character limit, which was recently raised from 140 to 280. Under the current system, users reply to their own tweets to create a thread of tweets, often numbered.

Twitter reported 330 million active users in the third quarter of 2017, and the platform has recently rolled out a number of changes to both site features and the company's content policy.

Last month, the company announced a timeline for specific updates to the platform meant to curb abuse, including banning “hateful imagery,” “hate avatars” and “hateful display names.”