Is Twitter secretly testing a new feature?
Sometimes you have to say something that just won’t fit in 140 characters. Some users have taken to linking a series of tweets together in order to bypass this limit. This is called a tweetstorm, and it’s not quite as easy as it seems. There’s a trick to it.
The trick is that the user must reply to the last tweet they tweeted. Seems simple right? Well, if you’re on Twitter, you’ve no doubt seen many people that just can’t get it right. You’ll see a number of people that are just setting out a series of tweets, one right after another. The only way you’ll see these tweets the way the user intended is to go to their page and look at all their tweets in order. Another common mistake is that the user replies to the initial tweet time and time again. I’d advise you don’t even attempt read these. It’s rarely worth it.
The Next Web reports that Twitter is testing a new tweetstorm feature.
WOAH! Twitter has a hidden tweet storm feature!
h/t Devesh Logendran pic.twitter.com/QpDLhKnAZZ
— Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) September 10, 2017
A user shared screenshots of Twitter functionality that would automatically split up longer entries in to segments and chain them together in the proper method to have a proper tweetstorm. However, Twitter has refused to comment on this find.
While this would surely be a welcome addition for Twitter users, without confirmation from Twitter, there is no way to know when, or if, we will actually see this feature rolled out to all.