Before the new feature was announced users had to hit the reply button to their own tweets and sometimes number the posts on the thread to indicate it was a tweetstorm. Twitter will begin rolling out a new "Add another tweet" and "Show this thread" buttons to the composer in the next coming week.
"At Twitter, we have a history of studying how people use our service and then creating features to make what they're doing easier". Keep in mind that the 280-character limit still applies to each line of tweet as per usual, and you can add more lines of tweets by tapping on the "Add another tweet" button as well as insert any media to each line in the thread. A tweet now has a plus icon on the bottom right corner, that can be tapped or clicked to add another tweet to a thread.
Twitter notes that Threads is one of the latest user-created features to become official products within the app. According to a BuzzFeed article published last week, 141-character-or-longer tweets receive more retweets and likes than those that remain within the 140-character confines, though the novelty of the longer tweets may factor into their popularity and may fade over time.
"This shows that more space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a Tweet, so they could say what they want to say, and send Tweets faster than before", Twitter said in a post at the time.
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In addition to 280-character limits, the new tweet threads will allow users to string more information together on Twitter than before.
Additionally, Twitter has also made it easy to spot a Twitter thread. "That's where this update to threads comes in".
Now, Twitter is changing the process so that when you plan to thread, you can do so in a separate way that cuts out all those middlemen trying to respond before you're done.