Sometimes one tweet is not enough to express the story you want to tell. You can create a connected collection of tweets known as a tweet thread. Now some of you might already be thinking if 280 characters is not enough then write a blog post or upload a deck of slides to SlideShare. These are useful ways to share information. Threaded tweets adds a further option that is quick and easy to do whilst staying within the Twitter app. Below are some examples of how this might be used.
- A running commentary of a live event – this could include text plus images or video
- Connect a list of instructions – this way the entire list can be viewed together
- Curate tweets at a conference – a useful way to make notes at the different sessions you attend or if you are big Tweeter during one session
- Build a connected quiz – here you would be posting a series of questions to prompt replies
How to do this:
- Click the Tweet button to draft a new Tweet.
- To add another Tweet(s), click the highlighted plus icon (the icon will highlight once you have entered in text).
Note: If you go over the character limit, the text that is over the limit will be highlighted for easier editing before you post.
- To delete any of your Tweets, click the delete button
- When you have finished adding all the Tweets you’d like included in your thread, click the Tweet all button to post.
- Once you have posted a thread, you can always add additional Tweets from the thread detail page. Simply click or tap Add another Tweet to post additional Tweet(s).
This GIF demonstrates what it looks like:
We’re introducing an easier way to Tweet a thread! 👇 pic.twitter.com/L1HBgShiBR
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 12, 2017
As you can see a thread will appear on your timeline connected by a line to distinguish them as a bundle. When there are 4 or more Tweets in a thread, the Tweets will be truncated, and you’ll see an option to Show this thread. Click or tap this message to expand the full thread.